On this day...

by Kate Smith

Four big wins took place on this day in the club's history!

2005 – Cardiff City were beaten 2-1 at the Stadium of Light, moving mick McCarthy’s Sunderland to an automatic promotion spot; where they remained for the rest of the season.

1992 – Sunderland defeated West Ham United 3-2 in a fifth round FA Cup replay thanks to a brace from John Byrne and a late winner from David Rush.

1983 – A Gary Rowell penalty was the decisive strike as Sunderland beat Manchester City 3-2 at Roker Park.

1955 – Charlie Fleming netted a brace as Sunderland won 2-1 at Newcastle United in front of almost 63,000 fans.