Busy day in the club's history.2008 – Roy Keane resigned as Sunderland manager after 100 games in charge following a run of four successive home defeats. Coach Ricky Sbragia took over the reins on a temporary basis.
1999 – The Stadium of Light witnessed one of its best games as a rampant Sunderland went 4-0 up against Chelsea thanks to Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn doubles. Now Sunderland boss Gus Poyet replied twice for the visitors.
1961 – Former Sunderland captain Gary Bennett was born in Manchester.
1909 – George Holley’s double and a Harry Low strike gave the Black Cats a 3-0 home victory over Manchester United.