GUS POYET says it’s impossible to pick between his two derby triumphs at St James’s Park.
Poyet continued his Midas touch against Newcastle in today’s Tyne-Wear derby, with the Sunderland head coach maintaining his 100 per cent record as a manager against the Magpies.
The Uruguayan has overseen three of Sunderland’s record four wins on the spin against Newcastle - the last two of which have been on Tyneside.
But after Adam Johnson’s last-minute winner consigned Newcastle to defeat, Poyet was unable to decide whether today’s victory or February’s 3-0 success was sweeter.
Poyet said: “If you ask me right now, it’s difficult for me with the feelings I’ve got.
“If it’s better to win 3-0 or to win a game by scoring in the last minute, I don’t know which one to pick.
“It’s going to be a special week for us, but, like I said, you have to have respect.
“I think the fans of both teams were fantastic today, no incidents, I suppose, so everything is going well, which is great for football.”
* Don’t miss tomorrow’s derby special souvenir Sunderland Echo – celebrating today’s four-in-a-row triumph