Gary Neville raves about Sunderland youngster Duncan Watmore

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Duncan Watmore came off the bench in Sunderland's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.

Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that he was very impressed by Duncan Watmore’s performance for Sunderland against Crystal Palace.

Watmore came off the bench at Selhurst Park on Monday evening, and he helped to turn the match in his side’s favour.

The winger’s pace caused Palace’s defence problems, and he played his part in Sunderland’s 1-0 victory.

"He made a big impact when he came on, I have to say," Neville said. "He has work-rate, energy, enthusiasm - everything that you'd want from a young player and he provided a welcome injection of pace and running ability that Sunderland needed in that last part of the game."

Watmore has made a big impact when coming off the bench for Sunderland this season, and he seems to be filling the role of ‘super-sub’ well.

The 22-year-old also impressed when introduced late on against Everton recently, and there are great expectations for his future at the Stadium of Light.

Watmore has recently signed a new contract at Sunderland, which will keep him at the club until 2020.

Sam Allardyce seems to have high hopes for the youngster, and Sunderland will be hoping that he can continue to develop as the season progresses.

Victory over Palace on Monday has lifted them to within touching distance of safety, with just one point separating them from Newcastle United in 17th.

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