Last updated : 02 January 2003 By Editor
"It was perseverance and determination. It was reminiscent of many games we have won over the years. We never gave in and the late goals showed the resolve of the team. I thought we deserved it and did very well."

"We were 1-0 down, we were missing chances and they were hanging on,and you fear the worst. It is a very tough league. Teams are showing great determination to survive. That's what Sunderland did today. "

"It's a difficult position to be in. We gave a goal away and missed chances. We were unlucky, but kept going and going and got what we deserved. It was a significant result in that with 12 minutes to go we were 1-0 down. We are making mistakes and have got to make sure we don't make as many because they are going to cost us."

"It looked as though we weren't going to get the breakthrough. But we deserved the win."

"David timed his run very well and did what we all know he is capable of. In my opinion, he should be getting 10 goals a season for us, so it's pleasing that he has now scored twice in successive games."

Ferguson added: "I think we are going to be challenging [for the title]. We are in a good position. There is a lot of football to be played, the FA Cup, Champions League and things can change a lot. If we keep everyone fit, I think we have a chance."