Former Blue nets first goal for Cats

Duncan Watmore in action for Sunderland against Norwich. Picture by FRANK REID
Duncan Watmore in action for Sunderland against Norwich. Picture by FRANK REID

Former Clitheroe FC winger Duncan Watmore came off the bench to score his first goal for Sunderland on his Premier League debut at the weekend.

The 21-year-old replaced former Clarets striker Steven Fletcher in the 70th minute to score what proved to be a consolation as the Black Cats lost 3-1 to Norwich City at the Stadium of Light.

Watmore joined the Blues on loan from Altrincham during the 2011/12 term, and went on to claim the Barclays Under 21 Premier League player of the year award last season, after netting 11 goals in 18 appearances for Sunderland.

The one-time Shawbridge star, signed by former boss Carl Garner, also scored three times in as many outings for England Under 20s in Toulon earlier in the year.