Last Updated: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:27
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes the 3-1 victory over Fulham had been on the cards for a number of weeks.
Martin O'Neill's side had not won since September 29 when Fletcher's goal secured a 1-0 victory over Wigan.
Scotland international Fletcher had not scored since claiming the winner against the Latics until he opened the scoring at Craven Cottage early in the second half.
Fulham were already down to 10 men following Brede Hangeland's first-half dismissal but levelled through substitute Mladen Petric.
But Sunderland fought back with goals from Carlos Cuellar and Stephane Sessegnon to win their first Barclays Premier League away game of the season and Fletcher claims it was deserved.
"I think this win has been coming, we were unlucky at Everton and it was great to put in a good performance, score a few goals and get three points," he said.
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