There’s a derby win in this festive edition of On This Day.
1996 – Sunderland AFC was floated on the London stock market. Shares were valued at 585p but immediately rose in value and opened at 732p.
1938 – Sunderland beat Birmingham City 1-0 at Roker Park thanks to a lone goal from John Spuhler.
1921 – WBA were beaten 5-0 at Roker Park with Arthur Hawes finding the back of the net twice on his debut.
1904 – Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-1 thanks to goals from Harry Buckle, Richard Jackson and an Andy McCombie own goal.