Jimmy Montgomery

On this day

by Stuart Vose

Monty on bench for European Cup Final.

1987 – Denis Smith appointed Sunderland manager, replacing caretaker Bob Stokoe.

1980 – Sunderland legend Jimmy Montgomery watched from Nottingham Forest’s bench as Brian Clough’s side won the European Cup for a second straight year, beating SV Hamburg in Madrid.

1962 – Reuben Agboola born in Islington.

1942 – Sunderland won the War League Cup, beating Wolves 4-1 in the second leg to secure a 6-3 aggregate victory.

Facts taken from the All The Dates book by Mike Gibson, still available from all club stores.