On this day

by Kate Smith

Thornton's final bow, Gurney nets a double and more.

2005 - Sean Thornton made his last appearance for the Lads when Sunderland picked up a crucial point at Portman Road against promotion rivals Ipswich in thrilling 2-2 draw.

- Joe Bolton made his Sunderland debut in a 5-0 win over Watford

1937 - Bobby Gurney grabs two goals in a 4-2 victory over Liverpool at Roker Park.