Sunderland's renaissance under Martin O'Neill continued at London Road where they eased past npower Championship side Peterborough 2-0 to make it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The Black Cats controlled the first half and almost went ahead when James McClean rattled the bar with a fierce drive in the first half but they soon took the lead after the break through Sebastian Larsson's free-kick.
McClean, 22, got the goal he deserved just before the hour when he glanced home Larsson's cross to make it five wins from seven matches since O'Neill took charge.
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