On this day

by Kate Smith

Super Kev gives Chelsea the Blues and Happy Birthday Benno!

2008 – Roy Keane resigned as Sunderland manager after 100 games in charge and coach Ricky Sbragia took over on a temporary basis.

1999 – The Stadium of Light witnessed one of its best games as a rampant Sunderland defeated Chelsea 4-1 thanks to two goals apiece from Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips.

1961 – Former Sunderland skipper Gary Bennett was born.