Adam Armstrong is slipping…only 1 goal tonight but sends Coventry clear at top
Adam Armstrong is losing his touch, after four cracking goals in less than three hours of on-loan football at Coventry, the Newcastle striker managed only one goal in 90 minutes tonight.
However, the Geordie forward’s goal was enough to help the Sky Blues to a 3-2 win over Crewe and send them two points clear at the top of the table.
After two goals against both Wigan and Millwall, Armstrong was once again lively but denied by both the keeper and just off target on a number of occasions.
Coventry went ahead in the first half, only for former Newcastle midfielder Bradden Inman equalising for the visitors.
Five minutes into the second period though and Adam Armstrong had found his touch once more, his left foot effort from inside the box finding the corner and beating the keeper to put Coventry 2-1 up.
However, only two minutes later, Crewe once again levelled it.
With seven minutes to go Coventry grabbed the winner, Armstrong’s new teammate Jim O’Brien finding the killer blow.
Coventry had a hefty 27 shots at goal with 9 of them on target, a healthy proportion of those coming from the boots of the 18 year loan forward.
So now five goals in three games and Coventry top of the league.
The worry still for Coventry fans that Newcastle could at any time recall the striker early, though let’s hope for both Adam Armstrong and Newcastle’s longer term interests, the striker stays at least until January and both his goal tally and confidence continue to grow.
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