On this day...

by Kate Smith

Three SAFC birthdays!

2006 – Mick McCarthy stepped down as Sunderland manager and assistant Academy manager Kevin Ball was placed in temporary charge of the first team.

1990 - Midfielder Alfred N'Diaye was born in Paris, France.

1988 – Simon Mignolet was born in Sint-Truiden, Belgium.

1953 – The youngest member of the 1973 FA Cup winning team, Micky Horswill, was born.