Cabaye revels in derby win

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Yohan Cabaye's first win since his move to Newcastle United was made extra special as it came against rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, and the Frenchman has revealed the victory will live long in the memory.

Ryan Taylor's second half free-kick settled the encounter in a tight but hotly contested Wear-Tyne derby, which saw Phil Bardsley sent off late on.

And Cabaye, who caught the eye against the Black Cats, says the experience of the derby atmosphere has helped him learn the significance of the game.

"When I started to train with the group everybody said to me you will see something special at the Sunderland game," Cabaye said.

"They were telling me the atmosphere is fantastic, and a friend in France texted me to tell me about it too. I now know it is a big game!

"It was a difficult game because there was no space to play. When I received the ball, straight away there was a tackle there and I couldn't have a lot of touches. But the most important thing is the team and we won the game, so that is perfect.


"The celebrations were perfect too. We sung and it was a great atmosphere in the changing room.

"This was my first win with Newcastle, and we won the derby so it was a day to remember for me and for everyone."

Cabaye will be hoping to be given an opportunity to impress again during Newcastle mid-week Carling Cup trip to Scunthorpe United.

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