28 Oct 2013

Borini sinks Newcastle to seal first Sunderland win

6:44 am on 28 October 2013

Sunderland are off the foot of English football's Premier League following a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby in Sunderland.

Italian substitute Fabio Borini lashed in a superb late winner to lift the gloom at the Stadium of Light when he thundered a 25-metre rocket past a flailing Tim Krul six minutes from time.

The Liverpool loanee's match-winner secures a first league win of the season for Sunderland and a first for manager Gus Poyet in his second game in charge.

Sunderland moved up one place to 19th on four points from nine games, relegating Crystal Palace to the bottom.

The hosts led after five minutes when Scotland international Darren Fletcher climbed above inexperienced left back Paul Dummett to head home Adam Johnson's floated cross.

Newcastle hit back when Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy ghosted in at the far post to fire in Hatem Ben Arfa's low ball into the danger area, his first goal for the club since joining from Lille in January, on 57 minutes.