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Dublin: 9°C Friday 16 April 2021

John O'Shea becomes the third Irishman to reach a significant Premier League landmark today

Another feather in his cap.

JOHN O’SHEA HAS this afternoon joined an illustrious list of players who have made 400 Premier League appearances as he captains Sunderland in their crunch clash against Watford.

The Ireland international becomes the 32nd player to reach the landmark and follows compatriots Shay Given and Richard Dunne to make 400 top-flight appearances.

Sunderland have enjoyed a mini-revival under Sam Allardyce but remain in the red zone with just three wins from 15 outings.

So today’s game at the Stadium of Light against high-flying Watford is one the Black Cats will have targeted, but they’ve got off to the worst possible start.

Odion Ighalo has given the visitors an early lead with his 10th goal of the season.

Elsewhere, Shane Long leads the Southampton line at Crystal Palace, where Damien Delaney starts for the hosts, while Glenn Whelan is included in the Stoke team for their visit to West Ham.

Wes Hoolahan’s third goal of the season earns Norwich valuable point against Everton

Big Phil Scolari just one win away from Barcelona showdown

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