Gus Poyet hails "needed" victory

Sunderland's Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet celebrates at the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England on October 27, 2013
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Gus Poyet praises his Sunderland players following their first win of the season, but also fires a word of caution.

Gus Poyet has spoken of his delight after his Sunderland side collected their first Premier League win of the season over rivals Newcastle United earlier today.

The Black Cats had picked up just one point from their previous eight outings, but this afternoon's 2-1 triumph has lifted them off the bottom of the table.

However, Poyet has warned everybody connected with the club that there is still a lot of work to be done.

"Everything is big today. It's a first win against our biggest rivals in our first home game. The fans are going to be delighted and the players will be relieved. We needed this," he told BBC Sport. "It gives us everything. We needed something. Now there are no excuses, we can go next week and win another game and continue to improve.

"This will change our season. I'm sure the players will be even more together and the fans will look forward to the next game. We have done nothing, it was nice for us and the fans but we need to keep winning games."

Next up for Poyet's team is a trip to Hull City on Saturday.

Sunderland's Italian striker Fabio Borini celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England on October 27, 2013
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