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From The42 Man of the match John O'Shea swats away retirement talk with first goal in over four years Sheasy This post contains videos

Man of the match John O'Shea swats away retirement talk with first goal in over four years

The 36-year-old dismissed reports earlier this week that suggested he planned to retire at the end of the season.

From The42 Ireland international Darron Gibson suspended by Sunderland after drink-driving charge Charge

Ireland international Darron Gibson suspended by Sunderland after drink-driving charge

Darron Gibson has been suspended by Sunderland after his charge for drink-driving, with the Championship club launching an investigation.

From The42 Changing times for Kilkenny as county reveals controversial new jersey for 2018 Black Cats

Changing times for Kilkenny as county reveals controversial new jersey for 2018

The Black Cats have released a new jersey for the first time in three years.

From The42 Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble Downward Spiral This post contains videos

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble

Another Republic of Ireland international – David McGoldrick – was on the mark as Ipswich thrashed the Black Cats.

From The42 O'Shea signs new deal and Borini leaves for Milan as Sunderland begin life under Grayson Black Cats

O'Shea signs new deal and Borini leaves for Milan as Sunderland begin life under Grayson

The Ireland international has penned a new one-year contract, while Borini heads to AC Milan on loan.

From The42 Ireland midfielder Gibson reunited with Moyes after joining Sunderland Irish Eye

Ireland midfielder Gibson reunited with Moyes after joining Sunderland

The Derry native has signed for the Premier League’s bottom club along with Bryan Oviedo.

From The42 More misery for Moyes as Hammers grab late, late winner against Sunderland Black Cats

More misery for Moyes as Hammers grab late, late winner against Sunderland

Leicester recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Crystal Palace courtesy of strikes from Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs, meanwhile.

From The42 David Moyes replaces Big Sam, Sunderland say he's been their first choice since the Martin O'Neill days Together At Last
From The42 Opinion: John O'Shea is the man to save Sunderland Sheasy

Opinion: John O'Shea is the man to save Sunderland

The Black Cats lie firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

From The42 Ireland striker Stephanie Roche has found a new club in England's top flight Black Cats

Ireland striker Stephanie Roche has found a new club in England's top flight

The 26-year-old has agreed a deal with Sunderland Ladies.

Curious kitten starts house fire, then alerts owners to the blaze

The kitten didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world was turning…

From The42 Gus Poyet has become the 7th Premier League manager to lose his job this season Wave Goodbye

Gus Poyet has become the 7th Premier League manager to lose his job this season

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are both 20/1 to take over.

From The42 Defoe fails to score on Sunderland debut as another Eriksen late show downs Black Cats Round-Up

Defoe fails to score on Sunderland debut as another Eriksen late show downs Black Cats

Elsewhere, Leicester remain rooted to the foot of the table.

From The42 Mannone eager to reimburse Sunderland fans following 8-0 defeat Awkward

Mannone eager to reimburse Sunderland fans following 8-0 defeat

“We should do it because we didn’t put a foot in, we didn’t work hard.”

From The42 Shaky-looking Man United pegged back by Rodwell header Black Cats

Shaky-looking Man United pegged back by Rodwell header

Louis Van Gaal’s men are playing with Michael Keane and Tyler Blackett as part of a back three.

From The42 As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League

Could Louis Van Gaal help his side to the season’s first win? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

From The42 Sunderland escape with fine after Ji ineligibility revealed Black Cats

Sunderland escape with fine after Ji ineligibility revealed

The South Korean played in five games, four in the Premier League, while ineligible at the beginning of this season.

From The42 Poyet will quit Sunderland if he doesn't get transfer control Power Struggle

Poyet will quit Sunderland if he doesn't get transfer control

The Uruguayan manager is unhappy at the prospect of having director of football Roberto De Fanti in charge of bringing in players.

From The42 Rejuvenated Sunderland stun Manchester City Black Cats

Rejuvenated Sunderland stun Manchester City

Phil Bardsley was the matchwinner with his first Premier League goal of the season in the 21st minute.

From The42 Sunderland's newest fan may not be welcome in Newcastle for a while Pope Francis

Sunderland's newest fan may not be welcome in Newcastle for a while

If the Pope is infallible, does that mean we should all support the Black Cats?

From The42 Sunderland set to name Poyet as their new manager Black Cats

Sunderland set to name Poyet as their new manager

The former Brighton boss is likely to be unveiled in the next 24 hours according to reports.

From The42 Man United's teen sensation Adnan Januzaj skins Black Cats with cracking volley Teenage Dream

Man United's teen sensation Adnan Januzaj skins Black Cats with cracking volley

“He can be anything he wants to be,” declared Michael Carrick of his Red Devils teammate.

From The42 Paolo di Canio in bizarre exchange of words with angry Sunderland fans War Of Words

Paolo di Canio in bizarre exchange of words with angry Sunderland fans

The Black Cats boss chose to mime his frustration from the edge of the 18-yard box.

From The42 O'Shea backs matured McClean to shine - at Sunderland or elsewhere Growing Up

O'Shea backs matured McClean to shine - at Sunderland or elsewhere

The Black Cats captain speaks to us about his Ireland team-mate’s future and drawing comparisons with Paolo Di Canio and Giovanni Trapattoni.

From The42 Paolo Di Canio 'offered to leave' over fascism row Bye Bye No Problem

Paolo Di Canio 'offered to leave' over fascism row

The Italian says he does ‘not support the ideology of fascism’.

From The42 Di Canio honeymoon period continues with win over Toffees Black Cats

Di Canio honeymoon period continues with win over Toffees

Sunderland are up to 14th while Wigan lost to West Ham and Newcastle drew with West Brom.

From The42 'I'm not in the House of Parliament' - Di Canio wants to talk about football, not politics Black Cats

'I'm not in the House of Parliament' - Di Canio wants to talk about football, not politics

The Italian was unveiled as Sunderland manager this morning.

From The42 David Meyler to be recalled early by Sunderland Mackems

David Meyler to be recalled early by Sunderland

The Irish midfielder has scored twice in a brief loan spell with Hull City.

From The42 Report: Sunderland get back on track against 10-man Fulham Premier League

Report: Sunderland get back on track against 10-man Fulham

Carlos Cuellar, Stephane Sessegnon and even Steven Fletcher got on the scoresheet for Martin O’Neill’s men.

From The42 David Meyler defends James McClean's poppy decision Iregre

David Meyler defends James McClean's poppy decision

“James is James. James is his own man and I respect his decision,” said the on-loan Hull midfielder.

It's Friday (the 13th)! So here's a slideshow of black cats and kittens from around the world Friday Slideshow This post contains images
From The42 James McClean pens new three-year Sunderland contract Deal

James McClean pens new three-year Sunderland contract

The 22-year has earned a long-term deal with the Black Cats after ‘an explosive start to his career’.

From The42 Steve Bruce's replacement: The five candidates (and Keano, inevitably) Black Cats

Steve Bruce's replacement: The five candidates (and Keano, inevitably)

As Sunderland search for their new manager, we look at the candidates to take over at the Stadium of Light.

From The42 End of the road for Steve Bruce at Sunderland Exit

End of the road for Steve Bruce at Sunderland

Black Cats owner and chairman Ellis Short says results were ‘not good enough’.