Cape Town - Sunderland
striker Victor Anichibe has lavished praise on his strike partner
Jermain Defoe after their impressive 3-0 Premier League victory over
Defoe's goal on Saturday marked his 150th strike in the English
top-flight while the robust Anichibe grabbed a second-half brace against
The result sees the Black Cats pick up back-to-back wins for the
first time since May and subsequently move up to 19th at the expense of
In their last win against Bournemouth, before the international
break, both strikers also played integral roles and they now have five
goals between them in the two outings.
"JD [Defoe] has set me up twice now and he plays the ball into me
with space, so I just have to get contact on it," the Nigeria striker
said after the game.
"When the lights went off I said to him, 'I need to score, I need to
score', and he said don't worry and I didn't need to because he found
"It's not just about me or JD, it's about the whole team.
"We've got back-to-back wins now and I said after the Bournemouth
game that we needed to come here today and win, and that's what we did
so now we have to go for the next result and we can't rest."
The Black Cats next travel to Anfield on Saturday where they will face Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team who will be looking to secure all three points after being held to a 0-0 draw against Southampton.
Kickoff is at 1700.