Sunday 14 April 2013 16:57, UK
Sunderland took the spoils on North East derby day, with Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan earning them a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James' Park.Paolo Di Canio felt his Sunderland players performed like 'warriors' as they claimed a memorable success. He told Sky Sports: "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 terms of the result for this area, it is an incredible step. But in terms of the table, it is only a small step to try and get this club out of the relegation zone. We have to be intelligent because the main job is not done." Alan Pardew admitted that tired bodies and minds took their toll on his side, as Newcastle ended a disappointing week on a low note. He told Sky Sports: "It looked like a team that had worked all week on the opposition and were fresh, and the other team looked tired - that was our team. "We were tired and lost our shape a little bit at times and were off the cuff. We were just tired in the mind and in the body. A game like that, you can't be. It took its toll on us this week."