Adam Armstrong Is Star Player In England’s 4-1 Win

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong scored a brace for the England U18 side against the Netherlands last night, and further goals from Josh Sims and Demetri Mitchell gave England a convincing 4-1 win, after they had fallen behind to a Marlon Slabbekoorn goal after only 11 minutes..


England U18 team before kick-off – Adam’s second from right in front row

England and the Netherlands met for the European U17 Championship in May, when England won in a penalty shoot-out.

The game was at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium,  and 17 year-old Armstrong played for 66 minutes before being withdrawn.

Newcastle young goalkeeper Freddy Woodman was on the bench, and didn’t see any playing time in the game.

England began the game well and Armstrong almost scored after just eight minutes, but the lads went behind through the Slabbekoorn goal on 11 minutes.

England scored their first goal after 24 minutes when Sims played the ball to Armstrong, and the Newcastle lad hit the ball first time with his left foot into the back of the net from just inside the penalty area, for a great opportunist goal.

Sims then scored himself after 38 minutes to make it 2-1 to England and two minutes before the break Armstrong got the ball and beat a defender before firing the ball home – again with his left foot to make it 3-1 to England at the break.

Mitchell got England’s fourth goal after 51 minutes and Adam  came close to getting his hat-trick twice before he was withdraw after 66 minutes.

It was an excellent 4-1 win by the England U18 side, with Adam Armstrong outstanding.


England (4-3-3): 13 Sam Howes (West Ham United); 2 Mandela Egbo (Crystal Palace), 4 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 6 Taylor Moore (RC Lens), 3 Callum Connolly (Everton); 11 Lewis Cook (Leeds United), 9 Ryan Ledson (C) (Everton); 18 Josh Sims (Southampton), 10 Callum Cooke (Middlesbrough), 19 Demetri Mitchell (Manchester United); 16 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United)

Subs: 17 Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool) for Cooke (45), 14 Jordan Rossiter (Liverpool) for Moore (59), 7 Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea) for Ledson (59), 15 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea) for Armstrong (66), 5 Tafari Moore (Arsenal) for Mitchell (66), 8 Jonoje Kenny (Everton) for Sims (81), 12 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur) for Sims (81)

Subs not used: 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)

Goals: Armstrong (24) (43), Sims (38), Mitchell (51)

Netherlands: 1 Stan van Bladeren, 2 Kaan Karabakal, 3 Rick van der Meer, 4 Calvin Verdonk (C), 5 Wellington Verloo, 6 Laros Duarte, 7 Gustavo Hamer, 8 Marlon Slabbekoorn, 9 Martijn Berden, 10 Ruben de Jager, 11 Alessio da Cruz

Subs: 16 Yanick van Osch, 12 Julian Lelieveld, 14 Hidde ter Avest, 15 Mauro Savastano, 17 Ilias Alhaft, 18 Abdelhak Nouri, 19 Segun Owobowale, 20 Joris Klein-Holte

Goal: Slabbekoorn (11)

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63 comments so far

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #1

    So Pardew reckons we’re on for Europe; he reckons he’s happy with his new look squad; he says he’s confident the new boys will get goals; he gets in Chucky but he doesn’t play him; he says we’re usually good defensively; he says we’re in the market for a new striker and CB; he says we need bodies out to get bodies in; he sells two popular players, one of whom he’s only recently bought and played out of position; he gets in no replacements; he knows we’ve shipped in loads of goals since xmas; he knows he’s only managed to get a handful of wins in 2014. Complacent. Mental. The bloke is deluded. I’m telling you now, he’s lost the plot. He’s another crackpot like Joe Kinnear. You’ll see. It will all come out.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #2

    You will never see the fong bat that gets you Alan. You can run, you can hide but your time is nigh.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #3


    I read my bro Stavers is still sticking up for Percy. He reckons our squad is crap, so it’s not Percy’s fault. He reckons Percy has no say in who comes and goes. Bollox.

  • manxpie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #4

    cheers b&w sorry but the paper l’equipe is our sun or star in paper speculation terms probably better than the daily mail tho 🙂

    but they’ve had tonnes of stories on us and fusk all ever came from them fortunately in some cases!

    and belfast i knew you were that lazy so listed why we wouldn’t get them in that last post! so go on go go on go on go on go on and have another look and give me an answer based on wat ashley has done since he’s been here!
    i’m actually shaking my head here in disgust at you but there ain’t a smiley for it!!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #5

    So Young Armstrong has a another stormer !!!

    Why not give him and Aarons more of a shot than Gouffran and Sissoko seeing as their form has left them ?!?!?

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Looks like Tubbs has doe a deal with Rangers to sponsor the name of the ground. Deal has been done but he has not triggered it yet.
    Also looks like he was to bail them out financially but the SFA blocked it.
    Very interesting – in two years they’ll be back in the top flight.
    Couple of years TV money from us, sell up and he’s clear finacially to do to Rangers what he did to us.

  • manxpie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #7

    armstrong really looks a player natural shot on him kind of a mix between shearer and owen the future might be bright with him, perez and aarons

    cambell got the hype last year but i never seen it tbh but with arma i can and tbh theres only one space for a ginge and thats our full england international (to be completed) 🙂

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Why doesn’t Pards just give this lad a chance? Whats the worst that can happen? Heaven forbid he might score a goal..

    Cant do any worse eh

  • ochytoon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Pardew doesn’t like to bring through youth players. Armstrong will see minimal game time, if any during the remainder of Pardew’s tenure. Aarons and Dummet were only played because Pardew was forced into the situation. Contrary to what he has said before, he was not responsible for bringing Lallana through at Southampton.

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #10

    I had long time patience on pardew after great 11/12 season.I thought something good to come up
    I thought he will became the one for us to take us forward.Now looks lost his enigma and magic if reports are to be believed and Mikey has no reason to keep him further.If he loses the next two games,I think it’s fair judgment to fire him.
    Chris Galtier, Rudi Garcia or Ralf Ragnick are my leading choices to succeed him though Rudi’s situation looks unlikely. But Galtier looks good mgr,he had wonderful 3 or 4 yrs with st Etienne.can build good team with unknown players.I think he is the one that produced Zuma,payet and Aubameyang. Perfect for long time stability of our club,like Wenger
    Ferguson.But hope we don’t lose the next two for the sake of nufc,infact none till November..

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    Comment #11

    I hope we bring this lad through into the first team. If he’s not going to get a chance he should go out on loan for a year. We waste far to much young talent sitting on the bench or only playing reserve games.

    They need to go out and get 1st team expirience if not with us someone else and preferably before he’s 25

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Christopher Galtier also has excellent youth setup mgt and good relationship with boards.He lost big players in the last 3yrs but still managed to finish between 3rd and 7th in those 3yrs,without top player
    He likes to play fast,organized attacking football like
    wenger.He has good read of a game like Ferguson. He is serious in his job.He is courageous in his decision.He also likes convincing win of a game,industrious and good in man management.
    I like to have Jonas and obertan back in place of Goufran.He is responsible for our decline in attack in the 2nd HF of last season and the start of this season.He assist or created or scored nothing since
    January.I like to see him more of a center forward striker along side cisse.But he looks excellent in track back and defending, that’s why the manager wants to stick with him.But giving a chance for Jonas or obertan looks worthwhile IMO.
    overall we still have good squad with plenty options to choose from, let’s see what happens after international break, which is interesting to watch…

  • davis_toons

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:14 AM

    Comment #13

    “Is a cross dresser….. (well he looks the type)”

    …hahahaha..he better be gone soon..

  • ganiyu

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #14

    pardew would do well this season. we have a better squad unlike last season when we had too many unreliable players be it in form or fitness. I hope he offloads the likes of raylor and Jonas by January and give the likes of Aarons more playing time from the bench

  • cyprus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #15

    I was just as upset when we unloaded Ginola (players’ player of the year the next year), then Bellers (‘marker’ for our subsequent downfall, salvaged Shearer, bad boy turned benefactor) and now HBA (our best player by a country mile).

    What do you expect from our team under AP? Always (say 8 in 10) a tense, fractured, stuttering display, with few chances, a lone forward and terrible set plays, talented forwards becoming average defenders (e.g. Jonas, Goofy, HBA). As far as results go, win draw lose, win draw lose, at or around 40 points.

    Dude, you’re fired. Thanks for the memories (of which, most credit goes to HBA, not you.)

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Where did this rumour of Pardew being close to the chop originate then?

    Was it the Independant? If so what is their basis or where did it come from?

    I hope Fat Mike has leaked it to them, although he doesn´t strike me as an Independant reader, more of a Star or Currant bun bloke.

    Armstrong should be given game time in as many last 20 mins as possible, for this season any way.

  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 4, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Wouldn´t of laid all the plaudits on Benny´s shoulders mind Cyprus but any thing that pushes the egotistical, smarmy prick out the door suits me.

    I detest the very fabric of his being.

  • firebug666

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #18

    The story of the inept one having only two games to save himself is just that….. A story.

    Ashley will not sack the inept one.

    I keep saying this, look at the inept one’s track record at Newcastle, any other club would have sacked him 2 seasons ago or numerous times since.

    The simple fact is as long as he keeps us in the premiership and Ashley gets his tv money he is safe.

    Ashley hates us fans, and will do all he can to grind us down and that includes keeping the inept one just because we want him gone.

  • cyprus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #19

    Agreed. It’s just that I’m tired of the negative uncreative football. This is not NUFC.
    In fact, I guess it’s not all AP’s fault. But he must take the lion’s share of the blame just as he took the plaudits for the 5th place.

  • cyprus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #20

    When’s the Sunderland game? Is that in the first ten? I’m guessing that will be the final straw.

  • firebug666

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #21


    The 1st 10

    17/08/2014 16:00 Newcastle United v Manchester City – Sky Sports

    23/08/2014 12:45 Aston Villa v Newcastle United – BT Sport

    30/08/2014 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

    13/09/2014 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United

    20/09/2014 15:00 Newcastle United v Hull City

    29/09/2014 20:00 Stoke City v Newcastle United – Sky Sports

    04/10/2014 15:00 Swansea City v Newcastle United

    18/10/2014 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City

    25/10/2014 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United

    01/11/2014 12:45 Newcastle United v Liverpool – BT Sport


    20/12/2014 15:00 Newcastle United v Sunderland

  • MidlandsMag

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #22

    I hope Ashley’s backing of Pardew, whatever he does, isn’t a case of Pardew having something on him.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #23

    I wonder how many seconds puppet will give him now? 5? Maybe 8? Has he even made the first team bench this season anyone? I seem to recall he hasn’t but could be wrong! If he hasn’t but obertrons sat their then that’s a fcuking disgrace, it was bad enough benny didn’t make it

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #24


    Have you FINALLY seen the light? Fcuking good on you lol 😀

  • JamesToon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #25

    My top 3 managers to replace pardew:

    1. Frank de Boer
    2. Christophe Galtier
    3. Michael Laudrup

    One of the most important things for me and for newcastle united in my opinion is that we get a manager who plays modern, attacking and exciting football.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #26


    To us vermin (the fans) the derby is a big occasion but to the vulture (Ashley) it’s just another game of football

    If it were to be the game the puppet was fcuked off then imo it’d be purely coincidence mate

    Fatty doesn’t give a fcuk!

  • firebug666

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #27

    This story has been released for one reason only, to keep the fans of the inept one’s back.

    De Jong calls for patience as Newcastle’s new boys attempt to blend in

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #28


    I tend to lean that way too mate. Plenty of opportunities to sack him before and he hasn’t. The only difference I can think of this time is the puppet got the players he wanted so is more culpable, add to that if we were in the bottom three and fatty’s investment was under threat then and only then do I think he’d fire him!

    Look at all the disgraceful things he’s done to tarnish the club’s name, look at all the abysmal records he’s broken but is still here. It will take something of epic proportions in order to make fatty twitch and I believe that twitch would come if the above happened!

    The man’s ruled by money and money rules everything

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Did I say man? I obviously meant cretin! Fcuking pair of them

  • Mag52

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #30

    Off the thread but still relevant.
    Right Monsieur Gaultier, now you are fully aware, aren’t you, that at NUFC we are not aiming to win any cup competitions, we must not get into Europe and, of course, we must not get relegated.
    The fans would like a few more goals but I couldn’t pick up a decent goal scorer cheap enough in the recent window, so you’ll have to make do I’m afraid with what’s available. Oh and I’ve just sent out on loan our stand by CB – to keep the books straight you know. Now, will you take the job ?

    Are you f@@king crazy Ashley (excuse my French)! Only a numbskull would take a job under these conditions. F@@k off back to England and don’t waste my time.

  • firebug666

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #31


    Spot on exactly my thinking. The only other thing will be if he want’s to get more involved with Rangers.

    The SFA blocked him from taking a larger share in Rangers because he has Newcastle, hopefully he will see Rangers as a better prospect soon and sell Newcastle to finance his takeover.

    The sooner he is gone the better, I strongly believe that we cannot get a worse owner or manager at this club.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #32

    Would anyone take Kluivert? I posed this yesterday, but possibly a bit early doors for most. He has apparently applied for the managers job at Ross County so I’m sure he would come here.

    Worked his way up through coaching and managing youth teams, spent 2 years working with LvG. Would play the game the way we like to see.

    I know he isn’t universally popular in these parts thanks to a semi unsuccessful spell (13 goals in 37 games – I’d love someone at the club who could manage that now). Wouldn’t cost too much, would be happy working under financial constraints (evidenced by interest in Ross County). Thoughts?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Have the SFA blocked him? I thought that there had been no decision, but there aren’t rules against it as there is no conflict. For UEFA he can only have 49% of the club if we were to meet in Europe.

    He bought the stadium naming rights a while back. Don’t think he has the stones to actually do anything yet, as the Glaswegians wouldn’t be as pleasant as we were about it!!

  • Slank

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Which is Armstrong’s best position ?

    And if he had to fit into the team what would the line-up look like ?

    Could he play in a team that also included Aarons, De Jong and Cabella as these three are probably the most skilful attacking players we have ?

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #35
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #36

    Sorry, he can only have 49% if the other 51% is owned by someone else I think. No controlling interest, which he would have if the other 51% was split I think.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #37


    He bought em for a quid of Charles green….two peas in a pod them fcukers!

    He spent near half a million trying to get out of it but we all know fatty’s as watertight as a nuclear submarine

  • Four 3 3

    Sep 4, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #38

    I’d love to see Armstrong given a chance. In fact I am still wondering why an unfit De Jong played instead of him – isn’t that what the reserve team is for?

  • Slank

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #39


    The problem could be with Kluivert is the problem virtually all assistants have who report to top managers in that they are good coaches but terrible managers.

    Sir Alex had a succession of excellent coaches many, if not all, turned out to be poor managers.

  • firebug666

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #40

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Yes according to an interview in the daily record he was blocked by the SFA, he has bought the naming rights to the stadium, and it will be called the “Sports Direct Arena” (sound familiar) but he has not yet chosen to implement this, he has owned the naming for two years now. But any further investment has been blocked by the SFA because of his ownership of Newcastle the SFA claim there is a conflict of interest,

    I will try to re-find the tread for you.


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