Hugh Laurie among celebs and players taking to Twitter to celebrate Sunderland’s derby win

Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt and Jermain Defoe celebrates at the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt and Jermain Defoe celebrates at the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

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FOOTBALLERS and celebrities took to Twitter to ce

Connor Wickham ‏@ConnorWickham10: What a win and what an atmosphere

David Jones @DavidJonesSky: Boooooom! That is better than Charlie Adam!!!! #defoe

Michael Gray @mickygray33: Yyyyyeeeeeessssssssssssss Defoe what a goaaaallllllllllll 1.0 #SAFC

Marco Gabbiadini @marco_ten: Hairs stood up on back of neck when I saw @IAmJermainDefoe emotion after goal, miss that feeling!

Don Hutchison @donhutch4: Now then/that is one of the best goals I’ve ever seen in a north east derby!!!!!!!

John Oster @johnnyost: Been very comfortable for Sunderland this one! Well as comfortable as 1-0s go #fiveinarow #SUNNEW #DerbyDay

michael Gray @mickygray33: Hahahahaahahaaaaaaaaaaa yes FIVE #safc

Stephanie Houghton ‏@stephhoughton2: 5 in a row, 5 in a row #HawayTheLads #SAFC @SunderlandAFC

Julio Arca ‏@julioarcaOK: Great result for Sunderland ✋✋✋✋✋

Hugh Laurie ‏@hughlaurie: Sunderland Newcastle, spring sunshine, fantastic crowd, and then Defoe hits that. Happy Easter.

Julio Arca ‏@julioarcaOK: Sunderland deserved the 3 points. Another 7 performances like today with that passion and the club should be safe

Danny Dichio @DannyDichio: Big Win for the Mackems!! My 2 boys are loving it!! Congrats to everyone on wearside! #5inarow #SAFC

Paul Collingwood ‏@Colly622: 5 in a row #Safc #hawaythelads #DerbyDay

Lynden Gooch ‏@lyndengooch11: Best Easter I’ve ever had. Glad to have my Dad over to enjoy it with me! Get in there #5inarow ⚪️❤️