CHRIS Coleman felt "really good" as he watched his Sunderland side clinch a first league win since August away at fellow relegation strugglers Burton Albion.

A tight match of few chances was finally decided inside the final 10 minutes when substitute James Vaughan netted from close range after Lee Cattermole had flicked on a corner at the near post, and young midfielder George Honeyman sealed the points with another close-range effort two minutes from time.

It was Coleman's first win back as a club manager after quitting as Wales boss last weekend.

"It was never going to be easy today" said Coleman, who was given a further boost as his new charges moved off the bottom of the Championship table.

"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, hence my reaction with the supporters after the game."

Coleman celebrated in front of the travelling Sunderland fans in a show of solidarity with them after a wretched start to the season.

"We have got to, almost, gain their trust a little bit. Again." he added.

"You do that by performing and staying in games. I thought over the 90 minutes today we created the better chances. Burton had their chances but I felt we deserved to get the three points.

"If we are going to get out of this it isn't about the 11 out there. You need the subs to come on and make an impact. The three that came on today were outstanding. If we are going to get out of this it is about all of them being as professional as they can when not playing and making an impact when called upon."

Burton boss Nigel Clough was left to reflect on his side not making the most of their first-half dominance.

"We missed our situations and chances in the first half to go ahead," he said.

"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 that they have will hurt you in the second half as they did. It's a brilliant corner and a brilliant flick and its difficult to defend.

"Sunderland got stronger and more spirited in the second half and were pressing for the goal but I thought we defended well throughout the game. It's just the quality again where they turn the situations that they have into chances and goals and we don't."