On this Day

by Kate Smith's daily trip down memory lane.

2007 – Sunderland played out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light in front of the HRH Countess of Wessex.

1999 – Sunderland lost 2-1 at Watford but then went on an unbeaten run of 14 wins and 3 draws.

1988 – A 2-1 victory over Gillingham moved Sunderland four points clear at the top of Division Three.

1932 – Benny Yortson scored on his debut v Blackpool. He went on to score in seven of his first eight games for the Lads.