Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon savours winning feeling after 4-1 mauling of Wigan Athletic

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon celebrates his goal, which put his side 3-1 up.
Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon celebrates his goal, which put his side 3-1 up.

STEPHANE Sessegnon admits it’s a refreshing turnaround to be playing for a Sunderland side in the ascendancy after a tough opening 12 months on Wearside.

Sessegnon grabbed the third goal in Sunderland’s 4-1 rout at Wigan Athletic last night as the Black Cats moved into the top half of the table thanks to their first back-to-back victories in a year.

The Benin international, signed from Paris St Germain last January, experienced a difficult start to his Sunderland career after waiting three months to finish on a winning Premier League side – savouring just five victories in 27 games prior to the arrival of Martin O’Neill.

While Sessegnon sounded a word of warning about Sunderland’s meteoric transformation, the 27-year-old insists he is enjoying life in O’Neill’s buoyant outfit, with the new Black Cats boss earning 13 points from his six games in charge.

Sessegnon told SportMail: “It’s a lot more satisfying now to be getting some results and long may it continue.”

Read more of Sessegnon’s thoughts, plus Graeme Anderson’s full match report, in today’s Sportmail.