On this day...

by Kate Smith

Magic signs, Team of All Talents go top.

1997 – Allan Johnston signed from Rennes, France for £500,000. ‘Magic’ went on to make over 100 appearances for the Lads during a three year spell.

He wrote his name in the history books with his first strike in a win over Everton, his goal in that 3-0 victory would be the last in a league game at Roker Park.

1892 – The ‘Team of all talents’ beat Aston Villa 2-1 to go to the top of the first division for the first time in their history.