On this Day


Darren Williams departs after making 239 Sunderland appearances.

2004 – Darren Williams moved to Cardiff City on a free transfer after more than eight years with Sunderland.

1955 – Charlie Fleming’s double, as well as a Billy Elliott strike, sealed a 3-2 home win over Sheffield United sending the Lads up to third in the top flight.

1952 – Roker Park staged its first floodlit game as Sunderland beat Dundee 5-3 in front of a 34,352 crowd.

1921 – Sunderland gained their first victory over a Welsh team as Cardiff City were beaten 4-1 at Roker Park.