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Phenomenal: Adam Armstrong celebrates turning 19 by making it….19 goals in 26 starts

6 years ago

Adam Armstrong continued his phenomenal goal scoring run on Saturday afternoon.

Turning 19 years of age on Wednesday, the Geordie striker followed that up with another two goals to take him to 19 goals for the season.

The goals were scored within two minutes of each other and both were smart finishes to add to his season’s collection.

The goals and win have cemented Coventry in fifth place, now five points clear of those trying to get into the play-off spots.

It would have been such a massive negative if Newcastle had not allowed the loan spell to continue, instead of Adam Armstrong continuing to knock in the goals and progress his career – he would have been on United’s bench at best.

Yesterday was only Adam Armstrong’s 26th League One start and his latest brace (has now done this six times plus one hat-trick) means that he is now the top scorer in all three top divisions, only Jay Simpson of League Two Leyton Orient with 22 goals has more in the Football League.

Top scorers in all four divisions:

22 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient)

19 Adam Armstrong (Coventry)

18 Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

18 Andre Gray (Burnley)

Coventry City’s 6-0 win over Bury ended a week of events celebrating the life of Jimmy Hill and Tony Mowbray talked after the match:

“I was pleased the team could find the performance that merited the things that have happened over the last few days.

“I hope the people of the city and the supporters of the football club are pleased with the performance and result.

“It was a poignant day and some of the legends of the football club who were watching us today can hopefully see it’s not such a bad team.”


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