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O'Shea signs new deal

A GOOD week for John O'Shea (above) turned into a great one after the defender signed a new two-year deal with Sunderland.

After scoring the equalising goal for Ireland against the World Cup holders on a night when he won his 100th cap, while wearing the captain's armband as stand-in skipper, O'Shea had more good news as his club tied him down on a new deal that keeps him at Sunderland until 2017.

"I am delighted that John has agreed to stay with us for at least another two years," said Black Cats boss Gus Poyet.

"He is our captain, one of our leaders and I am sure he will continue to help us get better and stronger as a team.

"I really look forward to continuing to work with John."

O'Shea, 33, is in his fourth season at Sunderland, having made the move from Manchester United in 2011.