On this day...

by Kate Smith

One Black Cats makes his three Lions debut.

2001 – Newly appointed England manager Sven Goran Etriksson gave Gavin McCann his debut and only game for England in a 3-0 friendly victory over Spain.

1987 – A controversial last minute mark Proctor penalty against Ipswich gave Sunderland a 1-0 victory.

1903 – Sunderland won the Sheriff of London Shield by beating Corinthians 3-0 at White Hart Lane.