Tuesday 23 December 2014

Gus Poyet dedicates dramatic win to Sunderland's 9,000 travelling fans

Published 22/01/2014 | 22:52

Sunderland's manager Gus Poyet reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northern England, January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS
Sunderland's manager Gus Poyet reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northern England, January 18, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet dedicated his side's dramatic Capital One Cup semi-final win over Manchester United to the club's long-suffering fans.

The Black Cats won a penalty shoot-out 2-1 after both sides scored at the end of extra-time as the match ended 2-1 to United.

"The feelings are for them," Poyet told Sky Sports 1, pointing to the visiting fans at Old Trafford

"A difficult season, nothing to enjoy, look at them, they deserve that. Let's see if we can go one more and win it."

Sunderland will be rank underdogs in the final against Manchester City, but, having knocked out Chelsea and now United, that is a status Poyet is happy with.

And asked if his side could win, the Uruguayan added: "No doubt, for sure."

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who saved the decisive penalty from Rafael, said: "Unbelievable, just unbelievable. I just want to celebrate with my team-mates.

"We deserved to get to the final."

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