Cattermole hails manner of gutsy Sunderland win

Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole was delighted with their 4-1 win at Wigan Athletic.

Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole was delighted with their 4-1 win at Wigan Athletic.

Sunderland were playing their second game in three days but produced an excellent performance to win 4-1 courtesy of goals from Craig Gardner, James McClean, Stephane Sessegnon and David Vaughan.

A weary but delighted Cattermole told safc.com: "It's been a really busy period for us over Christmas; we've spent a lot of time together and we haven't had the rest we usually would have between games.

"It's been tough so it's great to come away with three points and back-to-back wins.

"We had one day less than Wigan to prepare for the game and in football that's massive as it usually takes you two days to recover.

"Everyone was a bit tired and it was quiet before the game but we all had to dig in as a team and pull together.

"The spirit is great in the dressing room."

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