Hysen and Le Tallec sign up.
2006 – Swedish international winger Tobias Hysen signed from Djurgardens for £1.7million.
2005 – Frenchman Anthony Le Tallec signed for the Black Cats in a loan move from Liverpool and scored on his debut in a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City.
2003 – Sunderland finally ended a record of 17 consecutive league defeats with a 2-0 victory at Preston North End thus avoiding equalling the league record of 18.
1958 – Colin Grainger scored Sunderland’s first league goal outside the top-flight of English football in their inaugural Division Two game.