Fletcher knew failure to win was not an option
Scotland attacker Steven Fletcher knew Sunderland had no choice but to beat Newcastle for more than one reason.
Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Magpies at the Stadium of Light ended the club’s wait for a Premier League success after six successive defeats and lifted the Black Cats from the foot of the table.
But just as important was local pride and the lift victory can give to players and supporters.
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