Play offs, final games and scoring debuts.
2004 – Crystal Palace beat Sunderland 5-4 on penalties at the Stadium of Light after the two-legged Division One play off ended 4-4 on aggregate. This was the final time Jason McAteer, Phil Babb, Tommy Smith and Joachim Bjorklund played for Sunderland.
1987 – Sunderland defeated Gillingham 4-3 on the day, but lost on away goals following a 6-6 aggregate score in the Division Two relegation play offs.
1970 – John Tones made his SAFC debut as a substitute and scored.