The Newcastle United U21 side, which included a number of players with first team experience, could only draw 1-1 with Everton at St James’s Park last night, and the Newcastle goal was scored by 17 year-old Adam Armstrong, who is an exciting local prospect at the club.
Adam Armstrong – top young prospect at Newcastle
The game gave a chance for some of our players to get some match practice, and players like Dan Gosling, Paul Dummett, James Tavernier, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic all got a run-out.
But it was 17-year-old Adam Armstrong, who put the home side went ahead just before half time, with a tremendous goal, after good work from both Vuckic and Adam Campbell.
And Newcastle were then guilty of missing lots of chances, and paid for it when Hallam Hope equalized for Everton in the 70th minute.
There’s still a good chance that some of the players who saw action last night will go out on loan this season.
Players like Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and James Tavernier need to play first team games, but Adam Armstrong will remain at the club, as he gets more experience playing in the Newcastle U21 side, at such a young age.
Adam has been compared to Wayne Rooney, because of his style of play and his build, and that cannot be bad.
This is the Newcastle side that played last night.
Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Gael Bigirimana, Lubomir Satka, Macaulay Gillesphey, Haris Vuckic (Rolando Aarons 83), Dan Gosling, Adam Campbell, Adam Armstrong, Sammy Ameobi.
Subs not used: Heardman, Mitchell, Gilliead, Quinn
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