On this day...

by Kate Smith

Ten goals scored and a signing made.

2005 – Sunderland started a run of eight successive wins with a 4-1 home victory over Rotherham United.

1989 – German striker Thomas Hauser signed from Basle Old Boys for £200,000.

1977 – Bob Lee bagged a hat trick as the Black Cats demolished West Bromwich Albion 6-1.

1939 – Bobby Gurney broke his ankle in the second minute of a fifth round FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers. This was his last appearance for the Lads.