Roker Park

On this day

by Stuart Vose

Roker Park hosts first ever league game.

1966 - Colin Todd made his Sunderland debut, replacing Charlie Hurley in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

1955 - Sunderland reversed a 4-3 deficit to beat Chelsea 4-3 at Roker Park. Charlie Fleming and Ken Chisholm scored a brace of goals each.

1898 - Roker Park staged its first league game - a 1-0 win over Liverpool. James Leslie scored the only goal.