Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong scored twice in Coventry’s fine 2-0 win at home to Wigan today, with his goals coming in the 15th and 62nd minutes.
Adam Armstrong scoring against Wigan today – he got two
The 18-year-old opened the scoring after only a quarter of an hour gone, when he slipped the ball past the goalkeeper as he ran onto a good through pass from Jim O’Brien.
And then in the second half when Wigan were going all out for the equalizer Coventry broke away quickly, and when John Fleck’s cross came over, it was Armstrong again who touched the ball home from five yards out to make it 2-0.
A great start to the season by Adam Armstrong and by Coventry.
After the game Coventry manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire that Armstrong was a constant threat:
“The goals were what we worked on all week, nicking it off them, Adam Armstrong running in behind and running in on goal and scoring.”
“Today Armstrong had to play a little bit wider because of the shape of the opposition. Some games he’ll play straight down the middle and hopefully terrorize teams.”
“In defence today I thought Reda Johnson and Sam Ricketts were excellent and their experience was important.”
“I thought Romain Vincelot broke up the play exceptionally well, and Armstrong was a constant threat.”
And Freddie Woodman made some good saves late in the game for Crawley Town in the 1-1 draw at Oxford United.
Gwion Edwards headed Crawley in front after 56 minutes, but then Hylton leveled things nine minutes later.
Oxford didn’t have too many chances against a well organized Crawley defense and Kemar Roofe’s late shot drew a good save from Freddie Woodman, who then did well to deny Johnny Mullins from the corner.
Cardiff City drew 1-1 with Fulham with Sammy Ameobi coming on after 63 minutes replacing Revell.