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On this day...

by Kate Smith

Sunderland are on the European stage in today’s trip down memory lane. takes a look at what happened on this day in the club's history.

1891 – Hugh Wilson scores Sunderland's first penalty in the Football League in a 4-3 away defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

1973 – Sunderland play their first match in European competition, beating Vasas Bucharest 2-0 in Romania in the Cup Winners Cup First Round First Leg.

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