Yohan Cabaye scored five times for Newcastle last season but rates his first derby goal as his most important to date for the Magpies.
The 26-year-old Frenchman said: "For me, it was a great start, and for the team as well. I was really happy to score my first goal of the season and my first derby goal.
"It's the best moment since I came to Newcastle. It was a great moment and when I saw the fans, they were going crazy so for me, it was a really good start.
"I know how important this match is for the club, for the fans, for the city, for everyone who supports Newcastle.
"I play for Newcastle so for me, the goal is really important. It means everything for everyone, and for me."