On this day

by Kate Smith

Summerbee, Clark and Phillips seal championship.

1999 – A Friday night victory over Barnsley sealed the championship for Sunderland

1987 – Manager Lawrie McMenemy left Sunderland and was replaced by caretaker manager Bob Stokoe

1983 – Goalkeeper Chris Turner sustained a fractured skull in a game at Norwich City prompting nick Pickering to take over between the sticks.