Kevin Phillips

On this day...

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by Stuart Vose

Keeper passes away and Phillips on the mark.

1936 - Goalkeeper Jimmy Thorpe died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the game against Chelsea on February 1 of the same year.

2003 - Sunderland settled an FA Cup tie on penalties for the first time, with Kevin Phillips netting the winning kick (pictured) against Blackburn at the Stadium of Light.

1907 - Former 'Team of all the Talents' forward Jimmy Millar died at the age of 36.

1896 - Birth of Thomas Urwin, who went on to become Sunderland's oldest ever player.