julio arca

On this day

by Kate Smith

Arca and Gurney grabbed goals and Sunderland's youngster ever player was born.

2005 – A Julio Arca goal was not enough to stop promotion chasing Sunderland from slipping to a shock defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion. After this result Mick McCarthy’s men embarked on an eight game unbeaten run.

1949 – Goalkeeper Derek Forster was born in Newcastle. He became Sunderland’s youngest player at just 15 years and 185 days.

1936 – Bobby Gurney scored for the fourth successive game as the Lads beat Grimsby Town 3-1 in a Wednesday afternoon clash at Roker Park.