Gary Rowell

On this day

by Stuart Vose

Rowell's treble takes centre stage.

1979 - Gary Rowell scored a hat-trick as Sunderland beat Newcastle United 4-1 at St James' Park.

2007 - Liam Miller's last-minute header secured a 2-1 home victory over Derby County.

1990 - Paul Thirlwell, who would go on to become a Sunderland player, was a match mascot for the game against Brighton at Roker Park.

1912 - Roker Park hosted a pre-WW1 record attendance, with 43,383 attending an FA Cup tie against West Brom.