howard wilkinson

Wilko takes charge

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by Kate Smith

Ten years ago today Howard Wilkinson arrived at the SoL.

safc.com 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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