Sunderland now better off than Newcastle, says Robbie Savage

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Sunderland top Toon rivals - Savage

BBC Sport football pundit Robbie Savage says Sunderland are now in a better position than rivals Newcastle after securing their place in the Premier League.

Manager Gus Poyet has guided his side to a strong finish to the season with wins over Chelsea, Manchester United, Cardiff and West Brom.

Sunderland had just one point from their first seven games when the Uruguayan took over.