Sunderland fans react on Twitter to 3-0 derby win - 'That took quite some character'

Following their 3-0 victory over Newcastle United, Sunderland fans took to Twitter to express their joy at another outstanding result.

The appointment of Gus Poyet at the Stadium of Light is proving to be something of a managerial master-stroke.  Having led them to the final of the League Cup, the former Brighton boss has now guided them up the table with a 3-0 victory away to their fierce rivals Newcastle United.

Goals from Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback gave the Black Cats the victory, despite the hosts having more shots both on and off target, more possession and playing more successful passes.  It just shows that statistics can only tell you so much, with goals forever the deciding factor.

Sunderland had 49% of the ball to Newcastle's 51%; they had five shots on target (half as many as the Magpies) and yet managed to convert 60% of them.

Adam Johnson was outstanding yet again, scoring, hitting the woodwork and generally looking as though he has a new lease of life under Poyet.  But special praise should also be reserved for Colback and Marcos Alonso, who both impressed.

So what did Sunderland fans make of it all?  We took to Twitter after the match to find out, and you can read a selection of their tweets below:


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