Quinn takes charge of first game.2006 – Republic of Ireland central defender Kenny Cunningham made his Sunderland debut in a 2-1 defeat at Coventry City. Niall Quinn also took charge of his first game in what was Sunderland’s earliest ever league fixture.
1999 – Martin Smith signed for Sheffield United on a free transfer after almost nine years with the Black Cats.
1993 – Welsh international defender Andy Melville signed from Oxford United for £500,000 with Anton Rogan moving in the opposite direction.
1973 – The English and Scottish FA Cup winners met in a friendly at Parkhead with Sunderland running out 2-1 victors over Celtic.