jimmy montgomery

A star is born

by Kate Smith

safc.com looks back at what happened on this day in the club's history.

1994 – The only Sunderland born player to lift the FA Cup, Raich Carter passed away aged 80.

1990 – Sunderland sealed a 6-1 League Cup victory over Bristol City.

1954 – Roker Park’s second highest crowd of 66,654 watched Sunderland beat Newcastle 4-2 to go top of Division One.

1943 – FA Cup winning legend Jimmy Montgomery was born in Sunderland. The goalkeeper wrote his name in Wearside folklore after his double-save at Wembley in the victory over Leeds United. 

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