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Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraizer Campbell on Nedum Onuoha. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Akos Buzsaky from the right by-line, clearance by David Meyler.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Mackie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Luke Young. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
Taye Taiwo sends in a cross.
Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.
Jay Bothroyd on for Bobby Zamora.
Ahmed Elmohamady joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicklas Bendtner.
The ball is crossed by James McClean, Header on goal by Nicklas Bendtner from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is sent over by Akos Buzsaky, Sotirios Kyrgiakos makes a clearance.
Michael Turner challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Taye Taiwo scores a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Sunderland 3-1 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora.
Stephane Sessegnon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 3-0 QPR.Assist by David Vaughan.
The referee blows for offside against Jamie Mackie. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Akos Buzsaky produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
David Meyler on for Wayne Bridge. Michael Turner fouled by Jay Bothroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Turner takes the free kick.
Shot from 12 yards from James McClean. Luke Young gets a block in. James McClean finds the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 2-0 QPR.
James McClean has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
James McClean takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Bobby Zamora manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Jack Colback results in a free kick. Luke Young restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Wayne Bridge results in a free kick. Akos Buzsaky restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Gardner.
Craig Gardner produces a cross, James McClean takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Young.
The ball is crossed by Craig Gardner.
Shaun Wright-Phillips on for Adel Taarabt.
The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Michael Turner gets a block in.
Stephane Sessegnon produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Djibril Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Djibril Cisse shown a red card. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Fraizer Campbell. Craig Gardner produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
Samba Diakite goes off and Akos Buzsaky comes on.
David Vaughan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Bridge on Jamie Mackie. Wayne Bridge booked for unsporting behaviour. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Fraizer Campbell.
The ball is crossed by Fraizer Campbell, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.
James McClean produces a cross.
Craig Gardner crosses the ball.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Bobby Zamora fouled by Sotirios Kyrgiakos, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Adel Taarabt.
Taye Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Direct free kick taken by Stephane Sessegnon.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Anton Ferdinand on Nicklas Bendtner. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Taye Taiwo delivers the ball, Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Blocked by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Nicklas Bendtner scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sunderland 1-0 QPR.The assist for the goal came from James McClean.
Stephane Sessegnon produces a cross, Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.
Adel Taarabt produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Craig Gardner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraizer Campbell on Taye Taiwo. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
James McClean sends in a cross, clearance made by Taye Taiwo.
Bobby Zamora goes into the referee's book. Sotirios Kyrgiakos is cautioned.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Michael Turner. Adel Taarabt has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Nicklas Bendtner.
Samba Diakite concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in.
John O'Shea goes off and Fraizer Campbell comes on.
Shot from just outside the box by Bobby Zamora misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by James McClean.
John O'Shea produces a cross, clearance made by Taye Taiwo.
Craig Gardner crosses the ball, Stephane Sessegnon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea.
Luke Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Luke Young goes into the book. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.
The offside flag is raised against Nicklas Bendtner. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by James McClean.
A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by David Vaughan from 12 yards. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Jamie Mackie. Nedum Onuoha restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Luke Young, Jamie Mackie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Effort from inside the area by Jack Colback misses to the left of the target.
Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Taye Taiwo gets a block in.
Samba Diakite gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback. Samba Diakite booked for unsporting behaviour. Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the direct free kick.
James McClean takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Luke Young.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McClean played to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Derry.
James McClean crosses the ball, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Jamie Mackie, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Stephane Sessegnon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Craig Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
O'Neill warns McClean: Hard work starts now
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has warned rising star James McClean life in the Barclays Premier League is only going to get more difficult after handing him a new improved contract.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Black Cats from Derry City in a #350,000 summer move, has seen his initial three-year deal replaced by another which will keep him on Wearside until the summer of 2015.
McClean has never looked back since bursting on to the scene as a substitute in O'Neill's first game at the helm at the start of December, and his growing prominence was last month rewarded with a first senior Republic of Ireland cap.
However, his emergence has alerted opposing teams to the threat he poses, and O'Neill has warned him he faces fresh challenges ahead.
He said: "It's not going to be all plain-sailing for him now, not just because he has been given a new contract.
"So far, it has been plain-sailing. Now he will come up against top-quality full-backs, he will come up against people who are doubling up on him, and he has to find ways and means to be able to cope with those things and to be able to overcome them.
"That's something he will have to learn."
McClean will get his latest chance to impress as struggling QPR head for the north-east looking to build upon their morale-boosting 3-2 victory over Liverpool.
Sunderland, of course, have the little matter of an FA Cup quarter-final replay against Everton to come three days later, but their manager is determined not to allow a promising fightback in the league to slip away as thoughts turn to the possibility of cup glory.
He said: "I am obviously relieved to have the number of points we have at the moment.
"You wouldn't want it to slip away, but by the same token, the FA Cup quarter-final game on Tuesday is very important.
"At some stage or another, there are one or two players who haven't played that many minutes since December and maybe before that, and I would like to know the capabilities of the young players before the summer."
O'Neill will once again be without left-back Kieran Richardson, while John O'Shea will undergo a late fitness test on his hamstring, but Stephane Sessegnon returns to contention after serving his three-match ban.
Armand Traore will miss out for QPR. The Senegal international was brought off at half-time of Wednesday's 3-2 victory against Liverpool and is out for the next couple of weeks with a grade one hamstring injury.
Clint Hill will travel with the squad but will have a back injury assessed, while long-term absentees DJ Campbell and Heidar Helguson are making good progress.
Manager Mark Hughes believes the morale-boosting defeat of Liverpool will count for nothing if they do not perform at Sunderland.
The relegation-threatened west Londoners ended a miserable run of just one victory in 16 matches on Wednesday by beating Kenny Dalglish's side in astonishing fashion at Loftus Road.
QPR trailed by two goals with just 13 minutes remaining yet somehow turned things around, earning three points thanks to Jamie Mackie's last-gasp winner.
Hughes believes the 3-2 victory has given his side a new lease of life and now expects an equally-impressive display at the Stadium of Light.
"It is a huge lift for everybody given the circumstances and the events of the evening," he said.
"We were in a position where we were two goals behind against one of the top teams in the Premier League and we needed to do something about it. Thankfully we did.
"It was a remarkable turnaround but it just showed the desire and commitment of the players and their desire to stay in the Premier League.
"It has was a huge result for us and it has given everybody a lift. The important thing now is that we don't allow that momentum and uplifting feeling to dissipate.
"We have got to make sure we can hopefully get another positive result and if we can build on what we achieved the other night then it will have been worthwhile.
"There is no point having an outstanding performance and great result if we slip back into losing games when maybe we should be taking points.
"The challenge for us is to make sure we go and hopefully get something from Sunderland."
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