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Excellent England U21 debut for Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong: Supplies dramatic late winner – Video

3 years ago
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Adam Armstrong is once again enjoying his football.

The Newcastle striker had a nightmare opening half of the season when on loan with Bolton, playing on the left wing and then eventually left out of the team much of the time.

However, spending the last four months of the 2017/18 season at Blackburn has been just the tonic.

Reunited with Tony Mowbray, who had been manager at Coventry when the then 18 year old scored 20 goals in his first full season, Adam Armstrong helped Blackburn to automatic promotion to the Championship.

This also propelled him to a surprise first call-up for the England Under 21s, who are now in France competing in the Toulon tournament.

England got off to a winning start and Newcastle pair Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong played the full 90 minutes (watch the highlights below).

China took a 20th minute lead, when Woodman maybe should have done better as a header looped over his head, catching him by surprise.

It took 57 minutes but Fry then equalised for the young Three Lions.

Adam Armstrong seen one goal disallowed that he helped create with an excellent cross – but on 85 minutes his moment came (watch it below at 4.40).

An excellent low cross from the right set up Tammy Abraham for a chance he couldn’t miss, the supposed Newcastle target getting the winner.

Armstrong’s confidence must now be sky high, although recent media reports have claimed that the 21 year old striker is one of those that Rafa is looking to move on with a permanent transfer.

Woodman and Armstrong now look forward to the other two group matches which are against Mexico on Tuesday (29 May), then Qatar on Friday (1 June), the tournament culminating with the final on Saturday 9 June.

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