Injury-hit Torres took his season's tally to 20 with a sublime curler on three minutes and an amazingly composed strike on the hour.
Black Cats boss Steve Bruce described him as 'unstoppable'.
But the Spanish sensation played down the plaudits, insisting: "I've scored better goals and, hopefully, the best are still to come.
"For me it's about keeping going and scoring more goals. That's my job.
"We're going the right way as a team. The last part of the season has been much better and now we have six games left to continue playing like this.
"We have to be as strong away as we are at home. You could see from the first minute this was a different team compared to the first part of the season.
"We have confidence now and you can see we are playing well. Now we have to try to win all our games, wait for the other results and see where it leaves us."