The Black Cats beat Norwich 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Pride, passion, determination. All of these qualities were missing from Sunderland's first team at the start of the season.
All, however, were on show on Saturday afternoon as the Black Cats thrashed Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road.
That means a win during Sunderland's game in hand puts them in a position of safety - and puts their fate in their own hands.
Duncan Watmore netted his side's third at Norwich and celebrated with real relief - as pictured above.
The two images sum up Sunderland's relegation fight right now.
Unlike Norwich, they are taking the bull by the horns. Newcastle United managed the same against Swansea City, of course, but Sam Allardyce's men don't have to worry about the Magpies so long as they keep winning.