Adam Armstrong the 18 year-old Newcastle striker captained the England U18 side for the first time tonight, and scored two great first half goals in England’s
6-1 trouncing of Switzerland at Walsall.
18 year-old Adam Armstrong – scored two fantastic goals
Coach Neil Dewslip had wanted England to be more deadly in front of goal after their 1-0 win on Thursday night against the Swiss at St. George’s Park, and he got what he asked for tonight with England giving a stunning display led by their captain Armstrong.
England came out of the traps fast and after just four minutes an Amos corner was powerfully headed in at the far post by Moore.
After 15 minutes Armstrong got his first goal as Abraham played the ball in low from the right to the young Newcastle striker, and he delightfully flicked the ball up into the air and smashed the ball past the goalkeeper from twelve yards out for a fantastic goal.
Two minutes later it was Abraham who scored for his first ever goal at International level to make it 3-0.
England won a free kick just outside the box, and Adam Armstrong stepped up to take it, and curled the ball into the top corner of the net, giving the goalkeeper no chance, for another great goal from the young Newcastle striker.
And John Carver says he’s not ready to play for Newcastle – think again John.
Five minutes into the second half and Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke and Sheffield United midfielder Louis Reed replaced Armstrong and Onomah.
The England defense didn’t clear the ball from a corner and Adonis Ajeti scored for Switzerland to make it 4-1.
The rains came down heavily towards the end of the game and in the late stages substitute Solanke was clear and went around the keep before putting the ball home, and then with five minutes remaining Abraham scored his second from close range form a corner.
But Armstrong’s display in that first half was excellent and two stunning goals from the Geordie lad.
Armstrong needs to be given a chance in the Newcastle first team, especially when we are so short of senior players and players who can score goals with Papiss Cisse being suspended.
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