On this day

by Stuart Vose

Sbragia appointed, Ashurst signs and more.

2008 - Ricky Sbragia was appointed as Sunderland manager following 23 days in temporary charge.

1983 - A goal from Pop Robson and a pair of goals from Paul Bracewell secured a 3-0 home win over West Brom.

1957 - Full-back - and later manager - Len Ashurst signed from Prescot Cables. He signed part-time forms to enable him to complete his apprenticeship as a printer.

1952 - Sunderland moved to third in the top flight with a 5-2 win over Wolves at Roker Park.