Ex-Newcastle striker scores controversial goal against Sunderland then celebrates in front of them


Newcastle fan Adam Armstrong couldn’t help but celebrate in front of Sunderland’s fans following his controversial strike.

The Southampton attacker was leading the line for Russell Martin’s side in the Championship clash at St Mary’s Stadium when his side took the lead through Stuart Armstrong.

Armstrong struck a controversial goal from the penalty spot


Armstrong struck a controversial goal from the penalty spotCredit: Getty

As the game moved towards half-time, the Newcastle-born striker was afforded the chance to score from the penalty spot, but stepping up, controversy struck.

Armstrong started his run up to take the kick but slipped, meaning that he struck the ball twice as he sent it beyond Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson.

As Sunderland’s players and coaches appealed to the illegal nature of Armstrong’s kick, the striker himself didn’t seem to mind as he made his way over to the traveling Wearside supporters to celebrate his effort with his rivals.

As you’d expect, the Sunderland fans were not happy with Armstrong, however their discontent could also have been down to their side’s torrid display up until that point.

Despite Southampton’s dominance, the Black Cats did find a way back into the match through Romaine Mundle’s effort on the hour-mark.

Things then got even better for Sunderland, with Jobe Bellingham striking to make it 2-2 late in the second half.

But Southampton soon took control of the clash once again as Joe Rothwell made it 3-2 in the 77th minute.

Rothwell then scored a second three minutes later to make it 4-2.

Defeat for Sunderland would make it six losses in a row for the Wearsiders who have fallen way out of the play-off picture.

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