Debutant Adam Armstrong’s cup of joy after Newcastle’s dramatic win

MOBBED ... United's players celebrate Paul Dummett's goal.
MOBBED ... United's players celebrate Paul Dummett's goal.

DEBUTANT Adam Armstrong told of his joy after helping Newcastle United book a fourth-round Capital One Cup clash against cup-holders Manchester City.

Alan Pardew’s side beat Crystal Palace 3-2 on a dramatic night at Selhurst Park.

Sullay Kaikai’s late goal took the game into extra time.

And the tie was settled by a 112th-minute goal from defender Paul Dummett who met a cross from Armstrong with a diving header.

Armstrong, one of FIVE Geordies in the starting XI, had earlier set up the first of Emmanuel Riviere’s two goals.

After the game, Armstrong praised the club’s travelling fans – who mobbed Dummett in front of hte away end – on social networking site Twitter.

The 17-year-old tweeted: “Absolutely buzzing with that 3-2 against Palace! Glad to have got 2 assists on my starting debut! Fans were class aswell!”

Armstrong had been one of six players to come into Pardew’s side.

United were drawn away to City, who beat Sunderland in last season’s final at Wembley.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 last night to book their place in the fourth round.

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