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Cabaye revels in derby goal
Yohan Cabaye rates his first derby goal as his most important to date for Newcastle.
The 26-year-old Frenchman scored five times for his new club last season, including a stunning free-kick in a 3-0 defeat of Manchester United.
However, he firmly believes that his third-minute strike at Sunderland yesterday, which for so long looked like handing the 10-man Magpies three Barclays Premier League points, was the biggest one yet, and said: "For me, it was a great start, and for the team as well. I was really happy to score my first goal of the season and my first derby goal."
He added: "It's the best moment since I came to Newcastle. It was a great moment and when I saw the fans, they were going crazy so for me, it was a really good start.
"I know how important this match is for the club, for the fans, for the city, for everyone who supports Newcastle.
"I play for Newcastle so for me, the goal is really important. It means everything for everyone, and for me."
Newcastle have now lost only one league game on Wearside in 32 years, and while they were disappointed not to emerge victorious, a positive result will set them up perfectly for Thursday night's Europa League clash with Club Brugge on Tyneside and West Brom's visit three days later.