JACK COLBACK insists Sunderland’s greater desire has been the key to making it three-in-a-row against Newcastle United.
The Black Cats today secured a third successive victory over the Magpies for the first time in 91 years after winning 3-0 at St James’s Park for the second straight season.
And for the superb Colback, who netted the killer third goal, it has been Sunderland’s desperation to emerge victorious which has been crucial to boasting the Midas touch against Alan Pardew’s men.
He said: “We know how important it is for the fans. We’ve not had great results in the past, but now we’ve won the last three and I think we’ve wanted it a bit more in all three games.
“Full credit to all the lads. I thought everyone was outstanding and we deserved the win.
“It’s brilliant to make that bit of history.
“But for us, it was important to just the win the game and move up a few places.
“That’s what we need to concentrate on and make this season an unexpectedly good one.”
Two goals inside four minutes midway through the first half from Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson left the Magpies reeling before Sunderland continued to control proceedings after the break.
“Newcastle came out strongly because they’re at home, but once we got the two goals, it deflated them a bit,” added Colback.
“We defended everything they threw at us and once we got the third goal, we were very happy.”