Watford v Sunderland Team News: Two youngsters handed debuts

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Academy products Tommy Robson and Rees Greenwood were both handed their professional debuts in Sunderland's final day clash at Watford.

With Sunderland safe from the drop, boss Sam Allardyce made good on his promise to give a chance to the club's youngsters at Vicarage Road, with left-back Robson and winger Greenwood two of four homegrown players in the starting XI.

Duncan Watmore and Jordan Pickford were also included among nine changes to the Sunderland line-up - DeAndre Yedlin and Lamine Kone the only survivors from Wednesday night's win over Everton.

Watford: Gomes, Cathcart, Britos, Prodl, Ake, Abdi, Guedioura, Watson, Jurado, Deeney, Ighalo. Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Paredes, Suarez, Anya, Berghuis, Amrabat.

Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, O'Shea, Kone, T Robson, Larsson, Rodwell, Lens, Watmore, Greenwood, N'Doye. Subs: Mannone, Jones, Brown, Defoe, M’Vila, Honeyman, Khazri.