Victor Anichebe lavished praise over his team-mates after Sunderland strolled to a 3-0 win over Hull City.

The attacking powerhouse was once again unstoppable for the Black Cats who sealed back-to-back wins in the top flight, with Jermain Defoe netting his 150th Premier League goal in an encapsulating opening period.

Anichebe took centre stage following the restart, and following a 10-minute blackout, and he netted twice to take his tally to three goals in two games as three points were secured.

Speaking post-match, the striker paid tribute to his team-mates following a collective effort.

“JD’s set me up twice now and he plays the ball into me with space, so I just have to get contact on it.

“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 too because he found me." 

He continued: “That said it’s not 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.

“I have to say big credit to Jordan because he made some unbelievable saves at 1-0 and at 2-0, and if they score the game could go in a different way.

“Papy and Lamine were beasts at the back and everyone was really good, and Jason came in at centre midfield and didn’t look out of place.

“I can’t give everyone enough credit."

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