It was confirmed earlier in the week that Adam Armstrong would remain at Coventry City for the rest of the season – and the 18 year-old responded on Saturday with a first-half hat-trick at Crewe Alexander and two goals in the second half from Jacob Murray made it a great 5-0 win for Coventry, who remain in 4th place in League One.
Former Newcastle youth player Brad Inman was on the bench for Crewe.
Adam Armstrong – 16 goals for Coventry this season
This was Adam´s first hat trick of the season, but he has scored a number of braces for the Sky Blues.
Adam remains top of the League One scoring charts with 16 goals from just 22 appearances as his parent club Newcastle dropped to their third 1-0 defeat in a row and lost 1-0 at Arsenal – and need somebody desperately who can score the goals.
This is what Coventry boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire after the game:
“We’ve won 5-0 away from home, so we’ve got no complaints. We feel as if we can play well against most teams. The work we’ve done this week has ultimately paid dividends for us. We functioned well.”
“Adam Armstrong works extremely hard for us. We know what a talent he is. There are goals in his boots. The front four were almost unplayable.”
“We did step off the gas in the second half, but no complaints. We kept a clean sheet and the keeper was back to top form when he needed to be.”
There will be some calls from some Newcastle supporters that the local lad be recalled – as somebody needs to score goals for the Magpies if we are to have any chance of staying in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle were probably the better side at Arsenal today but missed at least three big opportunities to go ahead in this game.