On this day


Monty breaks appearance record on this day in 1973.

1996 – Goals from Kevin Ball, Craig Russell, Phil Gray and Michael Bridges gave Sunderland a 4-0 away victory at Grimsby Town thus maintaining their automatic promotion spot.

1973 – Jim Montgomery made his 459th first-team appearance in a 1-0 home win over Oxford United, beating Len Ashurst’s club record.

1939 – John Cochrane resigned as manager with club secretary George Crow stepping in as boss until Bill Murray was appointed three weeks later.

1922 – Sunderland break the British transfer record again, only 24 hours after setting it, signing right-back Warney Cresswell from South Shields for £5,500.