Greatest Away Days: Newcastle 1 Sunderland 9

by Ashley Houghton looks back on a memorable away day.

To coincide with the launch of Sunderland's brand new away kit, asked fans to reflect upon their favourite away days.

The first in the series is the Black Cats record breaking victory over rivals Newcastle united.

In the history of the game only Wolves have equalled Sunderland’s 9-1 record away win in the top flight of English football.

Newcastle, who went on to win the Championship in the 1908/09 season, were put to the sword by a ruthless Black Cats performance.

Billy Hogg opened the scoring for Sunderland after just eight minutes as he saw off multiple Newcastle challenges before sliding past Jimmy Lawrence.

The Magpies’ equaliser came from the penalty spot as England cap Albert Shepherd converted past L.R. Roose in the Sunderland goal.

George Holley restored the visitors’ lead just three minutes after the trestart after some fine wing-play by Arthur Bridgett.

Hogg grabbed his second-goal ten minutes later as Sunderland exerted their dominance on the game.

A further ten minutes passed before Holley registered a hat-trick with his second and third goals coming on 63 and 67 minutes respectively.

Holley’s third was a neat finish from a Jackie Mordue cross.

With the score at 5-1 Bridgett got in on the act; the left winger scored with two blistering strikes within four minutes of Holley’s third.

Mordue made it 8-1 on 70 minutes before Hogg grabbed his hat-trick to grab Sunderland’s ninth goal of the game.

76 minutes of the game had passed when the Black Cats declared with the result inevitable.

Sunderland: Roose, Forster, Milton, Daykin, Thomson, Low, Mordue, Hogg, Brown, Holley, Bridgett.

Att: 56,000


A Top 20 'Greatest Away Days' voted for by fans have been shortlisted in our special Facebook competition. 

Vote for your favourite now and the winner will get the chance to own the new 2013-14 away kit a day before it is on sale! 

Fans can also pre-order the 2013-14 away kit, which goes on sale 27 June - get yours the day it is released and order from now!