Sunday 14 April 2013

Sunday review: Di Canio joy as Sunderland beat Newcastle

Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-0 in local derby; league leaders Man Utd beat Stoke

Adam Johnson scored Sunderland's second goal with a long range shot

Paolo Di Canio got his first win as Sunderland manager as they beat local rivals Newcastle United 3-0 to move three points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

The Sunderland boss, who's first match in charge was against Chelsea last week, was very happy with his players. Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan scored with three long-range shots to help them win against Newcastle at St James' Park.

Di Canio said: "They were warriors. You can't be more proud than this. They did everything, they gave everything, they left all of their energy on the field."

In Sunday's other Premier League match, Manchester United moved 15 points clear at the top of the league with a 2-0 win over Stoke City.

Michael Carrick got the first goal after four minutes and Robin van Persie scored a penalty to make it 2-0 in the second half.

Key Points

  • Sunderland beat local rivals Newcastle 3-0
  • The win was Paolo Di Canio's first as Sunderland manager
  • Mancheste United beat Stoke City 2-0