Sunderland boss Poyet delighted with his passionate derby heroes

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was delighted with his derby heroes after victory over Newcastle United.

Poyet said matchwinner Fabio Borini had been unlucky to start this, the 148th Tyne-Wear derby, on the bench.

He said: "Fabio was so close to starting because of the way he has been in training and his attitude and how positive he has been."

The Uruguayan continued: "Lee (Cattermole) and Jack (Johnson) were outstanding.

"I tell you what, if there were two players I couldn’t take out during the game they were Lee and Jack, and somehow I decided to take Lee off because I wanted to control the ball a little bit more."

 
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