Arca notches on debut whilst Black Cats defeat Newcastle at St. James' Park.2000 – Argentine Julio Arca scored on his home debut in a 1-1 draw with West Ham United. The game was also Emerson Thome’s first for Sunderland.
1997 – First-half goals from Michael Gray, Lee Clark, Kevin Phillips and Allan Johnston were enough to give the Lads a 4-0 victory at Bradford City.
1979 – Sunderland beat Newcastle United 7-6 on penalties in the League Cup second round, second leg at St. James’ Park.
1925 – Silksworth-born striker Bobby Gurney scored nine goals on his debut for Sunderland reserves in a 14-0 win over Hartlepool. Gurney would go on to become the club’s record scorer.