Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong puts Sunderland bottom of the Championship
What a time for Adam Armstrong to score his first Championship goal of the season.
At home to Norwich, fellow Geordie and Newcastle fan, Gary Madine, had put Bolton 1-0 up in the 35th minute.
Then five minutes later, the moment came, Adam Armstrong curling one in from outside the box, in off the post.
The brother of Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy, Josh Murphy, scored in the final seconds of added time.
However, the excellent Adam Armstrong strike proved the winner.
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson had been questioned (see below) about his ongoing selection of the Newcastle loan striker but he’d insisted he was still contributing in other ways, as Bolton had won one and drawn four going into today.
Two massive bonuses after today’s result, as for Bolton the result lifts them off the bottom, whilst for Newcastle fans we have the pleasure of Adam Armstrong sending Sunderland to the very bottom of the second tier.
How the Championship bottom end looks now:
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:
“With attacking players, if they are not threatening the goal then you get concerned, but there was a period in the second half against Fulham where Adam Armstrong was like a one-man show.
“And I think he has worked very, very hard for us in that position.
““Of course he’s frustrated not to have a goal but he’s doing a good job for the team and has helped them go four unbeaten.”
“I could feel the rumblings – why is he still picking Adam Armstrong?
“But Adam has put in some terrific performances, though he was desperate for that goal.
“Adam has threatened to produce that moment, though in fairness he needed to for himself and the team.
“It was a terrific finish.
“Nine points from the last five games is a great return, but we knew this game would make our recent run a good one or an average one.”
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) November 4, 2017
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