Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he'd be happy to maintain his record over Newcastle United.

Poyet enjoyed a long scoring run against the Toon as a player.

"My life in England and my football career as a player and manager has been linked with Sunderland and Newcastle," he told the Sunderland Echo.

"A little bit more with Newcastle, to be honest, because somehow - I don't know why - I always seemed to score against them.

"They already hated me a little bit and now thy probably hate me a little bit more. That's football."

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