Claudio Reyna

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Reyna leaves for City.

2003 – USA captain Claudio Reyna transferred to Manchester City for £2.5m on the same day that Emerson Thome moved to Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.

1981 – Ally McCoist, Iain Munro and Neil Pickering made their Black Cats debuts in an opening-day 3-3 draw with Ipswich Town.

1928 – Sunderland benefited from two own goals for the only time in their history; Jones and Whyte of Blackburn Rovers turned the ball into their own net in a 3-1 home win.

1925 – David Halliday scored two goals on his Sunderland debut at Birmingham – he added eight further goals in his next three games for the Lads.