Moyes hails Sunderland’s first league win of season

Matt Stead

David Moyes paid tribute to Sunderland’s supporters after the Black Cats secured their first Premier League victory over the season.

Sunderland had made the worst ever start to a Premier League season but came from behind to win 2-1 at Bournemouth, despite seeing Steven Pienaar sent off midway through the second half.

Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe bagged the crucial goals, much to the relief of Moyes, who had to watch the match from the stands as he served a one-match touchline ban.

“We played well and deserved the victory,” he told Sky Sports. “We owed the supporters the victory, they have kept with us. We needed a win, it is only one, we need a few more.

“We got a bit of luck at the right time, we made it as well, we worked hard enough.

“We had to hang in and hope it is our day. We got our goal and Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe were fantastic. Ultimately the goalkeeper and back four did a great job today,

“It is a big relief, I never had any questions marks over the support of the owner or board. It is only one win, we don’t move off the bottom of the league only look at team above us and try and catch them.”