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On this day


Gabbiadini earns win in first-ever Simod Cup tie.

1988 – Marco Gabbiadini scored the only goal in Sunderland’s first ever Simod Cup tie. The match at Charlton Athletic was played in front of the Black Cats’ lowest first-team attendance since the war. Only 1,666 people turned up for the Tuesday night game.

1930 – Half back Billy Clunas, nicknamed ‘the penalty king’ played his final game for the Black Cats in a 3-2 home win over Grimsby Town. He is Sunderland’s record penalty scorer with at least 30 successful spot-kicks during his seven-year career on Wearside.

1929 – Record single-season goalscorer David Halliday left Sunderland for Arsenal for a fee of £6,500.

1884 – Sunderland played their first-ever FA Cup tie, losing 3-1 at Redcar with Don McColl getting the consolation goal in the second half.