O'Neill highlights important win

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Venue: Stadium of Light

Result: Sunderland 3-0 West Ham

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has highlighted the importance of Saturday's 3-0 victory over West Ham.

A stunning strike from midfielder Sebastien Larsson, and further goals from Adam Johnson and James McClean made it a comfortable afternoon for the Black Cats. The result was their first win of 2013, and puts the Wearside club six points clear of the Premier League's bottom three.

Speaking after the match, O'Neill said: "We played very well today.

"I think anybody in the bottom-half of the table has to be looking anxiously over one's shoulder.

"But it was an important win for us. I think it's our fourth in seven games, and in the context of things it was good to win."

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