On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Sunderland's Gavin McCann makes England debut.

2001 – Newly appointed England manager Sven Goran Eriksson gave Gavin McCann his debut and only game for England in a 3-0 friendly victory over Spain.

1987 – A controversial last minute Mark Proctor penalty against Ipswich gave Sunderland a 1-0 victory.

1903 – Sunderland won the Sheriff of London Shield by beating Corinthians 3-0 at White Hart Lane.