Gus Poyet was thrilled his Sunderland players maintained his record against Newcastle United yesterday.

The win further enhanced Poyet's reputation as the scourge of Newcastle and extended his 100 per cent managerial record against the Magpies to three games.

He said with a smile: "You know what, they asked me before the game and I thought 'it's not going to change now when I need three points'.

"I don't know why, but I am sure they are going to hate me even more. I don't know why or how it happens. Sometimes there is no explanation."

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