Moyes: No time for complacency

David Moyes has urged his players to not get carried away after Sunderland clinched their first Premier League win last weekend.

Passion and desire shone through on the south coast as Sunderland battled back to cancel out Dan Gosling’s opener and secure a vital three points, courtesy of goals from Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe.

With the international break underway, Moyes and his backroom staff have wasted no time and turned their attentions to next Saturday’s crucial fixture at the Stadium of Light as they look to plot a route to victory.

Speaking to, the 53-year-old is keen to banish complacent thoughts, admitting there is plenty of work still to be done.

“I’m very happy, it’s our first win of the season; we’ll not get carried away, we now need to go out and get number two,” he said.

“We got the result against all of the odds. There was a little bit of luck on our side and we’ve not had that in recent games.

“The players worked very, very hard and they did well. Bournemouth will be disappointed they didn’t score from the chances they had but so were we with some of the opportunities we missed.

“We had to hang on after going down to 10 men and we played the best part of 30 minutes that way - and it did feel longer, but we kept at it and we got our goal,” he continued.

“It’s our first win; let’s not get carried away, we’ve a lot of work to do to climb up the league. 

“I’m really happy for the supporters, they travel in their numbers and they’ve stuck with us, that result is for them.” 

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