On this day

by Kate Smith

Simon Mignolet was on the spot at the Sports Direct Arena.

2012 – Despite an 82nd minute penalty save from Simon Mignolet on Demba Ba, Sunderland were unable to take all three points from the Sports Direct Arena.

Substitute Shola Ameobi struck in injury time to cancel out Nicklas Bendtner's first-half opener.

1985 – Sunderland beat Chelsea 5-2 on aggregate at Stamford Bridge in a highly charged Milk Cup semi final. Colin West scored the third and final goal of the game whilst policemen and a police horse chased a Chelsea fan across the pitch.

1964 – An estimated 70,000 spectators crammed into Roker Park for a sixth round FA Cup replay against Manchester United. The official attendance was only 46,727 as many people entered without paying as the gates to the Roker End were lifted off their hinges!