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Arma: I got lucky with my goal

The striker confessed he got fortunate but the team didn't against Forest in the entertaining home draw

29 September 2018

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Adam Armstrong was honest in his assessment after hitting his first Championship goal of the season - he got lucky!

Armstrong equalised just minutes after entering the action against Nottingham Forest, looping the ball over the gangly frame of Costel Pantilimon.

And for a self confessed Newcastle United fan, it must have been nice for the striker to beat a former Sunderland stopper.

“I didn’t mean it. It was one of them where I’ve just tried to put it into a dangerous area and it’s looped over the goalkeeper. I’ll take it," the 21-year-old said to iFollow Rovers after the game.

“I hit it quite sweet and I saw it heading towards goal before it looped over the biggest ‘keeper in the league which was nice."
 
But when analysing the game as a whole, Armstrong admits it was frustrating to only take a point against the big-spending Reds.
 
“We should have taken three points I think. The game went the other way though and we got the draw, which we’re disappointed with," he added.
 
“After Dacky’s goal the crowd got right behind us with a great atmosphere and we looked like we’d go on to get another goal.
 
“The referee gives the penalty and it’s 2-2. We were unlucky with that decision but he is the man that makes the decisions.
 
“On another day we get a penalty for the foul on Dacky and on another day he doesn’t give their second penalty.
 
“We have to take it and move on. It’s frustrating and I’m sure Forest have had days where those sort of decisions haven’t gone their way. Hopefully we can keep working hard and get our own rub of the green."

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