Vaughan starting to impress

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David Vaughan has reflected on his first start for Sunderland, which saw The Black Cats beat Stoke City in emphatic fashion at the Stadium of Light.

Titus Bramble, Jonathan Woodgate's own goal, Craig Gardner and Sebastian Larsson's free-kick secured the club's first win of the season.

The win considered with Vaughan first start since his move from Blackpool during the summer, and the Welshman was delighted he had the opportunity to impress.

"It was nice to get my first start and to get a win made it even better," he said.

"I had an inkling earlier on in the week that I was playing, but it was still great to see my name up there.

"The crowd were great, especially as they've not seen much of me play. They got behind the team well, too.


"I just wanted to show everyone what I was capable of and play my natural game.

"I like to keep it simple and get people involved, to get things moving.

"From the manager to players, we were delighted to get that win and hopefully we can push on strongly now."

Another new signing Larsson put the icing on the cake against Stoke, with a trademark free-kick and manager Steve Bruce says he brought the Swede to the club with the intention of improving the club's set-piece play.

“We knew when we brought Seb here that we needed to improve on set-pieces. For the two years I have been here, we haven't had anybody who's a so-called specialist,” he said.

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