EX-CELTS Aiden McGeady and Adam Matthews helped Chris Coleman claim his first victory as Sunderland boss.
The former Hoops double-act played their part as the struggling Championship side claimed the points with two late goals in the 2-0 win over Burton.
Ex-Wales manager Coleman, who beat Ally McCoist for the job, said: “In the position we
are in, you don’t care where wins come from.
“They have got to come and come frequently and consistently, so it’s a good start and a base for us.
“I have told the players to enjoy it and milk it for 24 hours because we are used to walking out of a dressing room feeling depressed and feeling down because we haven’t got what we wanted.”
The Wearsiders, who won for the first time since August 13, moved off the bottom of the table with victory.
Coleman had said after Tuesday’s defeat at Aston Villa that he had “seen something to work with” and he will be relieved to have ended the club’s long wait for a win.
McGeady came close to giving the strugglers the interval advantage, but was out of luck.
However, James Vaughan got the opener in the 85th minute and George Honeyman’s finish sealed the points in the fading moments.
Burton gaffer Nigel Clough said: “We missed our situations and chances in the first-half to go ahead. It might have been a different game then.
“We were on top for the first 45 minutes and you have got to make that count.
“Even teams that are below you in the league, with the quality they have, will hurt you in the second-half as they did.”