Rising up through the England ranks, Adam Armstrong has now made it an astonishing 23 goals in 33 appearances for his country.
The Geordie striker helped England under 19s reign in Spain on a day that saw the senior team’s bubble at least temporarily burst, as despite dominating Holland they somehow lost 2-1 at Wembley.
Meanwhile Adam Armstrong and his England team-mates pulled off an outstanding 2-0 win over Spain on Tuesday afternoon, Freddie Woodman (set now to be on the bench with the Rob Elliot injury) keeping a clean sheet as Armstrong came off the bench to score the killer second goal, ensuring qualification for this summer’s Under 19 European Championships finals in Germany.
Adam Armstrong’s goalscoring has gone off the boil a little, a bit like his Coventry team-mates’ form, in club football. Scoring 19 goals in 32 League One starts but without a goal since scoring twice against Bury on 13 February.
However, away with England the 19 year old is still bang in form, yesterday’s goal following Saturday’s against Greece, when Adam Armstrong both won and converted a penalty to give the young Three Lions a 1-1 draw.
Armstrong has now represented England at Under 16, Under 17, Under 18 and Under 19 level.
He made the first appearance for his country for the Under 16 side on 27 September 2012 at the age of 15.
Then three days after his sixteenth birthday, Adama Armstrong scored his first ever international goal on 13 February 2013 in a friendly against Germany. The Newcastle United striker hasn’t looked back since.
Adam Armstrong record for England:
Under 16 – 6 games 1 goal
Under 17 – 12 games 10 goals
Under 18 – 9 games 9 goals
Under 19 – 6 games 3 goals
Adam Armstrong at least represents one bright spot for Newcastle United fans with his rapid development.
Whilst Armstrong was enjoying life with England yesterday, Coventry had a shock loss at home to second bottom Colchester.
This leaves them eight points short of the play-off places and next to no chance of promotion now.
It remains to be seen whether there is any change of heart then by Rafa Benitez, who might fancy having a young up and coming confident striker around the place – who might just be worth a go as an impact sub.
Plus of course give the Newcastle manager an idea of whether he can use Adam Armstrong next season.
The striker can be recalled at any time by Newcastle United as part of his loan agreement.