Let the man who has inspired us to two successive, mighty wins speak for himself. PDC’s post-match e-mail …
It was an incredible atmosphere – it will go down as one of the best moments in my sporting life.
I’m very emotional – it was great to have the chance to celebrate together once again.
The fans can be very proud of the players today.
They were very disciplined and dedicated and used every last drop of energy out there on the field. I can’t ask any more of them; they showed great desire throughout.
We know what [Stephane] Sessegnon can do with the ball; it was another great goal from him. The whole team were very organised and Sess played a great role in the team’s shape. He did a very good job today.
There were some moments I didn’t enjoy, when Everton won the ball too easily, but we are working hard to stop these things and working hard to perfect ourselves.
Yes, there was pressure from Everton but that’s typical in the Barclays Premier League, you have to expect that from teams.
We have to keep going, the main job is not done yet but this result is a very big step in getting it done.
There are four games to go. Next it is a trip Aston Villa and we have to go and get the best result we can – three points if it’s possible, one point if not.
Today is bigger than last week, maybe not the same feeling or emotion, but in terms of the result – it’s a very important step forward.
All the best
Paolo Di Canio
See what Monsieur Salut made of it at ESPN:
Sunderland 1 Everton 0. For all of David Moyes’s pantomime gestures in the Everton technical area, bemoaning this or that real or bogus grievance, the scoreline was not undeserved.
Second half possession was emphatically in Everton’s favour, but this is the sort of statistic that matters somewhat less than what is actually done with greater possession.
Whether Moyes likes it or not, whether or not he is still furious that Mignolet was shown a yellow card and not sent off for the backpass incident, and whatever he felt about an imagined foul by Danny Rose on Nikica Jelavic (it was, in fact, the other way round), Sunderland did better with the ball.