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Yohan Cabaye says it’s always nice to win at the Stadium of Light

5 years ago

Yohan Cabaye and his teammates achieved a remarkable victory on Saturday.

When Sunderland made it 2-0 with half an hour ago there only looked one result on the cards.

However, only seconds later Palace pulled one back before adding an equaliser with a quarter of an hour left, then a dramatic winner from Benteke in the final seconds.

Yohan Cabaye was subbed only a couple of minutes before the equaliser and watched that goal and the last gasp winner from the bench.

The former Newcastle player said after the victory that ‘It’s always special for me to come to the Stadium of Light – especially to win…’.

The player says that it is over five years since he last won at Sunderland.

Yohan Cabaye played his first ever competitive game for Newcastle in a 0-0 home draw v Arsenal, before then playing away from St James Park in his first away match, beating the mackems 1-0 on Saturday 20 August 2011.

The match that will of course always be known as the over the wall’ match, Ryan Taylor scoring with one of his free-kick specials.

Cabaye & Pardew’s win leaves Sunderland now rock bottom of the Premier League with only one point from six games.

Yohan Cabaye speaking to the Croydon Advertiser:

“It’s always special for me to come to the Stadium of Light – especially to win…

“I have got a good respect for Sunderland but the last time I won there it was my second game with Newcastle.

“It was just good come here and win. In the first half we played well and we had chances – at 2-0 down it was looking hard for us and we deserved more than that.

“But we didn’t give up and kept trying to score. Thankfully, we got the rewards.”


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