On this day

by Kate Smith

Back in 2007, a United defender began a successful loan spell with the Lads.

2007 - Right-back Danny Simpson signed on loan from Manchester United. He played 14 games for the Lads and never once appeared in a losing side

1986 – Nick Pickering played his final game for Sunderland; a goalless fourth round FA Cup tie at home to Manchester United.

1964 – Sunderland beat Bristol city 6-1 in a fourth round FA Cup tie thanks to goals from George herd (2) Charlie Hurley, Nicky Sharkey and Johnny Crossan (2)

1899 – Long serving forward William Farquhar signed from Elgin City.