Boss attends big switch-on

by SAFSee

Poyet stars at Christmas lights event in Sunderland.

Head coach Gus Poyet was a special guest at Thursday evening's Christmas lights switch-on at Sunderland Civic Centre.

Around 15,000 people attended the event, which was organised by Sunderland Live.

The crowds were kept entertained with a variety of live music before Poyet and the Mayor flicked the switch to turn on the lights.

Take a look at footage from the event above and check out what's planned in Sunderland's city centre this Christmas.