We take a look back at what happened on this day in previous years.
2006 - Liam Lawrence won Match of the Day's Goal of the Month award with a left-footed volley against Fulham.
1999 - Martin Scott was stretchered off with an ankle injury in what turned out to be his final game - an FA Cup tie at Lincoln City.
1978 - Roly Gregoire became the first black player to play for Sunderland when he made his debut in a 2-0 home win over Hull.
1895 - Sunderland played out a 4-4 draw with Aston Villa at their old Newcastle Road ground. The game was captured in a famous painting by Thomas Hemy.