Dick Advocaat praises “well-deserved win” in Tyne-Wear derby

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat was ecstatic after Sunderland defeated Newcastle for their fifth-straight Tyne-Wear derby victory. Jermain Defoe marked the 1-0 win with an extraordinary volley, but Sunderland dominated throughout.

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“It was special. If you win the game it makes it special,” Advocaat said of the rivalry. But he knew he couldn’t do it alone. “When we arrived here [the fans] gave us a very positive feeling, and it continued during the game.”

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“I think it was a well-deserved win, the way we played, the way we worked, to pressurize their midfield. We didn’t give a lot of chances away, and we have three or four chances to score a goal, so I think it was a well-deserved win.