On this day...

by Kate Smith

Spot kicks and cup ties are the focus of today's trip down memory lane. looks back on what happened on this day in the club's history.

1988: Marco Gabbiadini scored the only goal in Sunderland's first ever Simod Cup tie. The away match, against Charlton Athletic, was played in front of their lowest ever first team attendance, 1,666.

1930: 'Penalty King' Billy Clunas played his final game for the Black Cats; a 3-2 home win over Grimsby Town. He is Sunderland's record penalty scorer with over 30 successful spot kicks during his seven year career on Wearside.

1884: Sunderland played their first ever FA Cup tie, losing 3-1 at Redcar with Don McColl getting the consolation goal in the second half. 

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