Sunderland boss hails ‘miracle’ after surviving relegation

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has hailed his side avoiding relegation as a ‘miracle’ after a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last night, Mirror reports.

The former Chelsea player wrote off the Black Cat’s survival chances last month, but has secured another season in the Premier League with an amazing run of form.

Jack Colback and Fabio Borini sealed a 2-0 win over the Baggies, putting Sunderland to safety and all but relegated Norwich City.

Although not mathematically out of the division, Norwich need to make up a massive -17 goal difference to jump 17th place West Brom to safety.

And Poyet has come out to say: “I said a few times we needed a miracle and I’m going to start believing in them now. It’s one of the best days of my life.

“It will be remembered forever. Sunderland did it. It is possible. Managers will tell players in the future, even with seven points adrift, you can do it.

“The miracle happened. You need time in any job. We worked and worked. We needed it to click and got it. Same team five times in a row.

“No one could stop me celebrating on the pitch today, not to show off though.

“Can we have another season like this? No. I don’t want a heart attack. Or any more grey hair.”

Sunderland have reached this position after winning their fourth consecutive game, an achievement no Black Cats side have managed in the Premier league for 14 years.