david rush

On this day...

by Kate Smith

SAFC go top, Russ scores two and Davis bags a hat-trick.

2005 –A second half Chris Brown goal gave Sunderland all the points in a home win over Coventry City. This win put Sunderland at the top of the championship, where they remained for the rest of the season.

1994 – Sunderland beat Watford 2-0 thanks to a brace from Craig Russell on what turned out to be David Rush’s (pictured) final appearance for the club.

1949 – Dickie Davis netted a hat trick at Deepdale, his first for Sunderland, in a 3-1 win against Preston North End.