We look back on previous New Year's Day events.
2007 – Sunderland recorded their first New Year's Day win since 1915 with victory at Leicester City.
2001 – Sunderland came from behind to beat Ipswich 4-1 and go third in the top flight.
1955 – Ken Chisholm scored in a 1-1 draw with Spurs.
1953 – Sunderland and Aston Vila became the first English clubs to meet in 100 league games.