Happy Birthday to Pop Robson who turns 68 today.1998 – Sunderland defeated Everton 5-4 on penalties in a fourth round League Cup tie at Goodison Park. Michael Bridges had given the Black Cats a 1-0 half-time lead before Thomas Sorensen’s penalty heroics ensured the visitors’ progress.
1959 – England beat France 2-0 in an U23 international at Roker Park.
1945 – Former Sunderland striker and caretaker manager, Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson, was born in Sunderland.
1922 – Jock Paterson and Arthur ‘Tricky’ Hawes scored second-half goals as Sunderland beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Roker Park.