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Armitage shoulder injury is a headache for boss Johnson

FULL-BACK Delon Armitage looks set to miss England&rsquo;s autumn internationals after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder in London Irish&rsquo;s thumping victory over Gloucester.<br /><br />Armitage, 25, has been a major player in Martin Johnson&rsquo;s England revolution but left the field after scoring a try in the Exiles&rsquo; 40-10 victory.<br /><br />&ldquo;Delon has a suspected dislocated shoulder and he&rsquo;s gone to hospital. We&rsquo;ll know more on Monday,&rdquo; coach Toby Booth said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s a tough cookie, but I&rsquo;ve no idea how long he&rsquo;ll be out.&rdquo;<br /><br />Armitage helped the Exiles to their first victory of the season after two scores from Sailosi Tagicakibau and a penalty try ensured they recovered from last week&rsquo;s opening game defeat by Saracens at Twickenham. Ryan Lamb kicked 20 points for the Exiles, while Charlie Sharples was the only player to score a touchdown for Gloucester.<br /><br />In the other match, Newcastle had to settle for a second successive draw as two late Lee Thomas penalties earned Sale a 16-16 stalemate at Kingston Park. Thomas kicked three penalties and converted Mark Cueto&rsquo;s superb try in an otherwise scrappy encounter.<br /><br />Rob Vickerman scored his first try for the Falcons while Jimmy Gopperth kicked 11 points. The fly-half, however, could have wrapped the game up with two missed penalty kicks, leaving coach Steve Bates frustrated. He said: &ldquo;We should really have won two out of two, we created far more pressure than Sale and we should have finished it off.&rdquo;