Adam Armstrong on Newcastle’s fans and the FA Cup goal that never was

PAIN ... Armstrong.
PAIN ... Armstrong.

ADAM Armstrong insisted he shared the frustration of Newcastle United fans after the club’s FA Cup defeat.

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa dumped the club out of the competition at the third-round stage.

Ulloa’s first-half strike gave Nigel Pearson’s side a 1-0 victory at the King Power Stadium, where managerless Newcastle were backed by 4,319 fans.

And supporters chanted against club owner Mike Ashley late in the tie.

John Carver ushered the players towards the away end at the final whistle, but many fans booed the team and the club’s caretaker manager.

Armstrong, handed only his second start in the game, felt for the supporters.

“I share the fans’ frustrations, definitely,” said Armstrong.

“It was great support – four thousand to come for an FA Cup game was really good.

“I want the fans to keep going and go into next week.”

Highly-rated Armstrong was involved in United’s best move.

It was a clever backheel from the 17-year-old that set up Remy Cabella, who put the ball in the back of the net only for the strike to be disallowed for offside.

TV replays later showed that the goal, which would have been Cabella’s first in English football, should have stood.

“I just thought it was a goal – we all did – but the linesman put his flag up for offside,” said Armstrong.

Armstrong is now hopeful of getting more opportunities over the coming weeks, with striker Papiss Demba Cisse at the African Cup of Nations.

“It’s great as a young lad to get my chance,” said Newcastle-born Armstrong. “I’ve taken it and looking to get more games.

“I just want to keep getting better. You have to push for your place as a young lad.

“We need to keep going, keeping pushing and put it right next game.

“We need to get wins and work hard in training – that’s all we can do.”