McClean was man-of-the-match , getting on the scoresheet in the 70th minute and orchestrating every Sunderland attack against ten-man QPR.
Manager Martin O’Neill described the 22-year-old’s displays since joining the Black Cats as “outstanding.”
The former Derry City player has been rewarded for his meteoric rise to Premier League stardom with a new three-year contract at the Stadium of Light.
The man many Irish fans hope will board the plane to Poland in summer was also singled out for praise by Alan Shearer on Match of the Day. The former Newcastle legend acknowledged McClean could complete a remarkable journey from League of Ireland to the European Championships.
szólj hozzá: Sunderland vs QPR 3:1 MOTD