PICTURE SPECIAL: Boro claim derby honours at Sunderland

A second-half goal from Patrick van Aanholt wasn't enough to salvage a point for Sunderland in the Wear-Tees derby.

Cristhian Stuani's first-half handed Aitor Karanka his first Premier League victory as Middlesbrough claimed the bragging rights after the clubs' first meeting of the season.

Jermain Defoe takes a tumble during the derby against Middlesbrough.

Jermain Defoe takes a tumble during the derby against Middlesbrough.

Sunderland rallied after the break, but it was the top-flight newcomers who emerged victorious on an afternoon when the Black Cats - who have not won a Premier League game in August or September since 2012 - were made to pay for both defensive frailty and wayward finishing.

Here's the story of the game in pictures, from our photographer Frank Reid.