The King makes his bow

by Kate Smith travels back in time to find out what happened on this day.

1991 –
Sunderland notched a 4-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Roker Park Peter Beagrie opened the scoring on the day – it was his only goal during his month-long loan from Everton.

1974 – Two second half goals from Pop Robson secured a 2-0 home win over Oxford United.

1957 – It was a baptism of fire for Charlie Hurley, who made his debut in Sunderland’s defence during a 7-0 defeat at Blackpool. The following week he was in the side that lost 6-0 at Burnley.

1946 – England and Sunderland defender Dave Watson was born in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

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