beach ball goal

On this day

by Kate Smith

Liverpool left deflated at the SoL.

2009 – Darren Bent fired Sunderland to a memorable victory over Liverpool at the Stadium of Light after his shot on goal deflected off a beachballl, which had been thrown onto the pitch by the travelling fans, and bounced past a confused Pepe Reina and into the back of the net.

1987 – A John McPhail double seals an away win at Blackpool.

1966 – Defender George Kinnell, cousin of Jim Baxter, signed from Oldham Athletic for £20,000.

1936 – Middlesbrough and Sunderland drew 5-5 at Ayresome Park. This equalled their highest ever scoring draw.

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