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Advocaat: Sunderland fully deserved derby win over Newcastle

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat hailed his side after they sealed a fifth-straight Tyne-Wear derby win over fierce rivals Newcastle United on Sunday.

Jermain Defoe's stunning first-half volley gave the Black Cats a 1-0 win at the Stadium of the Light and moved them into 15th place in the Premier League - three points clear of the relegation zone.

While Advocaat felt his side could have won by a greater margin, he has enthused by the effort his players displayed.

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