Niall Quinn

On this day

by Kate Smith

Quinn plays pivotal World Cup role.

2003 – Goalkeeper Jurgen Macho joined Chelsea on a free transfer.

2002 – Substitute Niall Quinn set up a late equaliser for the Republic of Ireland, who drew 1-1 with Germany in the World Cup Finals in Japan.

1999 – Michael Gray became the first Sunderland player to appear for England at Wembley since 1976 as he came on for the second half of a goalless draw with Sweden.

1955 – Sunderland’s post-season tour of the United States came to an end with a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield in Detroit.

Facts taken from the All The Dates book by Mike Gibson, still available from all club stores.