howard wilkinson

Wilko takes charge

by Kate Smith

Ten years ago today Howard Wilkinson arrived at the SoL. look back on what happened on this day in the club's history

2002 – Howard Wilkinson and Steve Cotteril were appointed as manager and assistant manager of Sunderland.

1999 – Striker Kevin Phillips became the first Sunderland player to appear for England at the Stadium of Light in a 2-1 friendly victory over Belgium.

1987 – Sunderland’s ‘G Force’ helped the Lads to a 4-1 home win over Wigan Athletic putting them top of Division Three. Eric gates and Marco Gabbiadini both scored twice in the game.

1925 – Sunderland beat Everton 7-3 at Roker Park.

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