Poyet guns for perfect Swan-song

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GUS Poyet is hoping for the perfect “Swan-song” to an astounding first football season on Wearside.

The Black Cats will face Swansea City tomorrow in front of a near sell-out crowd at the Stadium of Light as the curtain comes down on an epic first season for the Uruguayan.

And Poyet wants the campaign to end on a high after the club completed the greatest escape from relegation in Premier League history on Wednesday, with victory over West Brom.

The 2-0 triumph over the Baggies, courtesy of classy goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini, ensured the feel-good factor which has swept Wearside over the last few weeks will continue into the summer.

But Poyet wants the season to finish with a flourish and a victory which would equal the club’s record Premier League winning sequence – five straight victories – achieved by Peter Reid in the 1999-2000 season.

Poyet told the Football Echo: “Over the last few months, we have had points totals we were aiming for; points we thought we might need.

“And we kept changing those targets with almost every game to the point where we thought: ‘you know what. let’s just try and win every one of our last few games’.

“It’s an attitude we have taken into the games of late and I think it has worked for us because I don’t know how you go into a game of 90 minutes trying to play for a draw.

“The aim was to win our every one of our last three homes, which seemed like a real challenge a few weeks ago, but is now definitely on.”

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