Newcastle Utd into quarter-finals of FA Youth Cup

GOAL-DEN BOY ... Armstrong.
GOAL-DEN BOY ... Armstrong.

ADAM Armstrong told of his joy after shooting Newcastle United into the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

The 17-year-old striker scored the only goal of the game in yesterday’s fifth-round tie against Derby County at Pride Park.

Newcastle will face the winners of tomorrow’s tie between Cardiff City and Chelsea at home in the next round of the prestigious competition, last won by United in 1985.

Armstrong, prolific at Under-18 and Under-21 level this season, scored in the 60th minute.

The striker latched on to a long ball upfield from goalkeeper Freddie Woodman before beating a defender Ferrend Rawson and finishing past Erik Behrens.

After the game, Armstrong – who has caught the eye of first-team manager Alan Pardew this week – told of his delight at the result on social networking site Twitter.

He tweeted: “Buzzing to beat derby 1-0 and glad to grab the goal! Away fans were quality to!! Can’t wait for the next round now.”

Defender Jamie Sterry added: “Yes beat Derby 1-0 in the youth cup!!Class team effort! Into the quarters now.”

Dave Watson’s Under-18s had beaten Sunderland and Barnsley in the competition’s previous rounds.

Former England international Paul Gascoigne was in the Newcastle side which lifted the FA Youth Cup in 1985.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Woodman, Sterry, Drennan, Olley, McKinnon, Satka, Gilliead, Kemen, Quinn, Armstrong, Aarons.

l NEWCASTLE United’s home game against Everton on March 9 has been postponed because of the Goodison Park club’s continued involvement in the FA Cup.

The clubs are yet to announce a new date for the Premier League fixture.