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Armstrong Scores Twice In Coventry’s 2-0 Win

8:59 pm, Saturday, August 8th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Freddie Woodman · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Sammy Ameobi

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Sazzer // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Sunderland relegated.

  • 3 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:06 PM


    I’ll just have to wait until it’s available on youtube. I should really just subscribe like.

  • 4 Graeme // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Wont do the lad any harm at all. Great to see him putting the graft in.

  • 5 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    3-1 to the boys tomorrow. Mitro and Wini to open there accounts, and give McLaren cracking start to the new season.
    Up and on the long journey up the A1 tomorrow for the match and cannot wait….

  • 6 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:09 PM

  • 7 Sazzer // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Adam getting the goals and games he needs to take the next step.

  • 8 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    I think he hit the post aswell. Nearly had a hatrick. Good start, his first professional goals.

  • 9 Sazzer // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    So far no goal from Ben-arfa.

  • 10 ZIPPIE57 // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    love that team mate

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Excellent, Arma loaned out, makes me hopeful that somebody with a footballing brain is being listened to at the club, but then again Shane Ferguson at CB makes me think that it doesn’t matter what the common sense says.

  • 12 Sav // Aug 9, 2015 at 2:57 AM

    Fantastic start for Arma. Great to see it.

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