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On this day

by Stuart Vose

Murphy scores late winner, fifth title confirmed.

2008 - Daryl Murphy netted a dramatic late winner as Sunderland beat Middlesbrough 3-2 and guaranteed top-flight survival.

1913 - Sunderland became champions of England for the fifth time courtesy of a 3-1 win at Bolton.

1897 - A 2-0 victory over Newton Heath ensured Sunderland preserved their First Division status.