Gavin McCann

On this day

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A look back at events on this day in the club's history.

1999 – The Stadium of Light staged its first FA Cup game as a Gavin McCann goal earned the Black Cats a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

1978 – Dave Merrington resigned as caretaker manager to join up with his ex-boss Jimmy Adamson at Leeds United.

1958 – Ex-England international forward Ernie Taylor finally got to play for his hometown club as Sunderland paid Manchester United £9,000 for his services.

1926 – David Halliday scored four times as Sunderland trounced Manchester United 6-0 at Roker Park to return to the top of Division One.