Sunderland boss Simon Grayson already looking towards Sheffield Wednesday clash after win over Norwich City

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson salutes the fans after his side's win over Norwich City
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson salutes the fans after his side's win over Norwich City
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Simon Grayson is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after hailing Sunderland's performance in a 3-1 victory at Norwich.

Lewis Grabban returned to haunt his former club, with the former Canaries striker finding the net twice either side of summer signing Aiden McGeady's fantastic first-time effort.

The Black Cats moved onto four points after two Championship games, following their opening day draw with Derby last week, but manager Grayson has already set his sights on their next challenge which comes as he takes his team to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night.

He said: "This is a tough place to come to and we knew they would be putting us under pressure in their first home game of the season, but I thought the the lads stuck to the game plan really well.

"Obviously when you defend well and then take your chances really well to go 3-0 up, you have got to be absolutely delighted.

"We were disciplined and well organised, sitting back and letting them have the ball in certain areas and then moving in when we had to.

"I was also really pleased with the finishing. Lewis is always going to cause sides problems and at this level, while Aiden is probably the most talented player I have ever worked with and is looking good value at only £250,000.

"It's a great win and it has been a strong-ish start for us - but that's all it is, a good start, and no-one is getting carried away.

"What has happened here is in the past - it's all about what happens in the future now and what I will say is that I have got a good, hard-working group here - it's a working class city and that's what the people demand."

Sunderland had to withstand plenty of pressure before taking the lead against the run of play after 27 minutes, with Grabban latching onto a flick from another former Norwich player James Vaughan before guiding the ball past Angus Gunn.

The lead was extended on the hour mark when former Owls loanee McGeady blasted home a loose ball from the edge of the box, and 11 minutes later the points were in the bag as Grabban headed home McGeady's superb cross at the back post.

Grabban later guided the ball into his own net while straining to clear a dangerous ball into the six-yard box - but by then the damage had been done.