READERS got in touch after the 4-0 win to congratulate Sunderland and praise Gus Poyet’s team.
We asked people to tell us their favourite moment of the game.
Daniel Jenks tweeted us to say SAFC’s third goal was the highlight of his day.
He said: “Giaccherini’s goal, because that was the moment we realised the points were sealed.”
On our website, Offshoremacken said: “Fortune favours the brave and the sending off and penalty were the turning point in this game.
“I hope we can carry the same luck in at least one of our other games.”
Baxtersleftfoot wrote: “Excellent result and it looks like the great escape for us is well and truly on. Connor Wickham has finally come of age and is leading the line well. I always felt he was capable of this if given a run in the side.”
Over on Facebook, Nina Anderson is hopeful that the Black Cats will stay up.
She posted: “If they consistently play like that, definitely.”
And Emma Neal said: “I think we may just do it. We had a lot of international support in the SoL today!”
Lynsey McDermott from Town End Farm was at the match with her five-year-old daughter Millie, who met mascot Delilah.
She said: “I’m used to the rollercoaster rides, but today was definitely a high ride and I’m on the Gus bus.
“Millie loves the games – her favourite players are Samson and Delilah!”
Sunderland’s famous fans took to Twitter after yesterday’s win against Cardiff to share their joy at the result.
Architect and television star George Clarke posted a picture of the league table and tweeted: “It’s a relief to see this! Out of the bottom three at last!”
Former Foreign Secretary and non-executive vice chairman of the Black Cats David Miliband praised striker Connor Wickham who grabbed a brace in the match.
He wrote: “Great result for SAFC – and sounds like a great performance. Really pleased for Connor Wickham.”
Ex-Sunderland manager Peter Reid, now a pundit, tweeted that it was a great result for the club.
Former full-back and England international Micky Gray said: “Massive win for the lads. Well done boys!”
The club’s chaplain, Father Marc Lyden-Smith tweeted: “Delighted. Proud. Thankful. Amazing game. Amazing fans. Amazing team. I believe in miracles. #safc #KeepBelieving.”