Adam Johnson starred at St James' Park - but Sunderland's defence deserve plaudits.
Jack Colback has expressed his delight at returning to his favoured midfield berth under new Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.
Cheick Tiote feels Newcastle must show more team spirit if they are to banish their derby disappointment quickly.
Steven Fletcher hopes the victory over local rivals Newcastle has repaid the Sunderland fans for sticking by the team.
Fabio Borini hopes his derby winner against Newcastle will provide the spark for Sunderland to turn their season around.
Alan Pardew admits Newcastle 'switched off' as they tasted derby defeat, but also feels the officials aided Sunderland.
Niall Quinn says Sunderland's victory over Newcastle gives the club something to shout about.
Gus Poyet says everything was 'big' about a derby victory over Newcastle which could ignite Sunderland's season.
Fabio Borini saw Sunderland to a 2-1 Wear-Tyne derby win over Newcastle and their first three-point haul of the season.
Alan Pardew showed his disappointment following Newcastle's loss to local rivals Sunderland, a game he felt they bossed.
Gus Poyet celebrated his first 3 points in charge in only his second game as Sunderland boss against Newcastle.
Substitute Fabio Borini came on to score a late winner in Sunderland's 2-1 win over local rivals Newcastle.
Gus Poyet speaking ahead of Sunderland v Newcastle.
Alan Pardew speaking ahead of Sunderland v Newcastle.
Moussa Sissoko speaking ahead to Sunderland v Newcastle.
Steven Fletcher speaking ahead of Sunderland versus Newcastle.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short has admitted to making a mistake by appointing Paolo Di Canio as the club's head coach.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists revenge will not be on his mind when he takes his side to local rivals Sunderland.
Jamie Carragher says Alan Pardew has done a good job since taking charge at Newcastle.
We catch up with the man who started the infamous Tyne-Wear derby of '99 ahead of Alan Shearer.