niall quinn

On this day...

by Kate Smith

Niall Quinn scores the first hat-trick at the SoL.

2004 – Tommy Smith scored the winner against Sheffield United to take Sunderland to an FA Cup semi-final with Milwall at Old Trafford.

1998 – Niall Quinn made history as the first player to score a hat-trick at the Stadium of Light in a 4-1 victory over Stockport County.

1920 – Willie Watson was born. He was capped by England for both football and cricket!

1891 – Tom Porteous became the first Sunderland player to be capped by England.