Poyet picks his best Sunderland moment during his time in-charge

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Sunderland's Gus Poyet says that the club's win over West Bromwich Albion to secure their safety last season is his best moment so far.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has identified the greatest moment of his time in charge of the Black Cats so far.

Poyet celebrated a year in charge at the Stadium of Light yesterday and he says that his best moment in his time so far has been the day which they stayed up last season.

The Black Cats have and a tumultuous time under Poyet so far, with the Uruguayan experiencing more in 12 months on Wearside than many managers do in a decade, but he has picked up the club's win over West Bromwich Albion as the highlight of his time so far. 

“I thought about this the other day because normally you would go to the biggest night or the biggest day," he said to the club's official site.

“The first thing that comes to my mind is the 2-1 win over Newcastle at home when [Fabio] Borini scored late on because it was very special, and then the second game against Newcastle away was another key moment in our time here.”

“Borini scoring in the final and when I turned to that red and white end at Wembley was spectacular, but I have to say my best moment last year was at the final whistle against West Brom."

“That was when my challenge, my job, was done because the chairman told me the first day we met that the only aim and achievement that we needed this season is to get safe and stay in the Barclays Premier League, so it that was the time you can feel you have done your job and what you have been asked for."

“It was a very nervy day and I was quite nervous for the first time in a while, but when the game finished it was a very special moment for me."

Sunderland's escape from relegation last season was nothing short of miraculous, as wins over Chelsea and Manchester United in the closing stages of the season saw them collect enough points to avoid the drop. 

They will be determined to avoid a similar season this time around, though, as they look to push up the table.

So far Poyet seems to have improved the team and they are clear of the bottom three, which currently contains their rivals Newcastle United, but the Black Cats will know they need to ensure that they are hard to beat for the rest of the season.

They will also need to continue collecting the victories. Sunderland have had a struggle turning one point into three so far this campaign, but their first win of the season against Stoke City last weekend should have provided them with confidence. 

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