Russell and Summerbee switch allegiances on this day in 1997.1997 – Sunderland’s Craig Russell and Manchester City’s Nicky Summerbee swapped clubs.
1987 – Sunderland played their first pre-Christmas FA Cup tie since 1888 as a result of being in the third tier of English football. Two Paul Atkinson goals downed Darlington at Roker Park.
1964 – George Hardwick was appointed Sunderland manager three and a half months after Alan Brown had resigned.
1891 – The famous ‘Team of all the Talents’ maintained their excellent home form with a 7-1 demolition of Derby County in which centre forward John Campbell scored four times. In total, he scored 39 goals in 29 appearances that season.