Niall Quinn

On this Day

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Quinn makes Sunderland debut.

2002 – The Lads kicked off their fourth consecutive season in the top-flight with a 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers.

1996 – Tony Coton and Niall Quinn made their debuts in Sunderland’s inaugural Premiership game; a goalless draw at home to Leicester City.

1985 – Bobby Saxton’s Blackburn Rovers defeat Sunderland at Roker Park in Lawrie McMenemy’s first game in charge.

1896 – Sunderland’s first manager, Tom Watson, left Wearside to become manager of Liverpool.