Steed Malbranque

On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Three join from Spurs in 2007.

2007 – Sunderland complete a trio of signings from Tottenham Hotspur, as Steed Malbranque, Pascal Chimbonda and Teemu Tanio join the club.

1997 – Rock group Status Quo arrive by helicopter to provide pre-match entertainment for the opening game at the Stadium of Light. The match, against Dutch side Ajax, ends 0-0.

1981 – Scottish left back Iain Munro signs from Stoke City for £150,000.

1957 – Alan Brown becomes Sunderland manager for the first of two spells with the club.