England youth international Adam Armstrong made his debut for Newcastle in the Capital One Cup, and left an impression.
The 17-year-old was handed a start at Selhurst Park, helping his side to an extra-time victory.
Armstrong played a part in two of the side's goals, setting up strikes for Emmanuel Riviere and Paul Dummett.
The teenager reacted on Twitter after the game to express his satisfaction with his performance.
Absolutely buzzing with that 3-2 against Palace! Glad to have got 2 assists on my starting debut! Fans were class aswell! #nufc— AdamArma (@AdamArma9) September 24, 2014
Armstrong has scored three goals in two matches for Newcastle's under-21 side this season, and this performance away at Premier League opposition showed just how close he is in Alan Pardew's thinking regarding first team selection.
His performance was praised by watching Telegraph journalist Henry Winter:
Coloccini man of the match for #nufc, real leadership, but Adam Armstrong also impressive. Played as a 10, got touch, energy, real potential— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 24, 2014
Armstrong netted twice for England's under-18 side earlier this month, and The Mail reported how Newcastle have rejected several advances from Championship clubs to take him on loan, especially in light of Siem de Jong.