Billy Jones had to wait 28 games to score his first goal for Sunderland, but it was probably worth it!
The former Crewe, Preston and West Brom defender opened his Black Cats account by scoring in a 3-0 triumph over Newcastle United on Sunday.
Jones slammed home from close range on 65 minutes, deflecting Jermain Defoe’s volley into the back of the Magpies net.
That made it 2-0, adding to Adam Johnson’s 45-minute penalty, which came seconds after Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini had been shown a straight red card.
Steven Fletcher later put the icing on the cake with a fine first-time finish on 85 minutes.
The result means Sunderland have now beaten their fiercest rivals in six consecutive matches. It also sees the Black Cats jump above their neighbours in the Premier League table.