Buchan bows out; Cummins secures top flight status.
1988 – Sunderland won the Third Division title with a 3-1 victory over Northampton Town in front of over 30,000 at Roker Park.
1981 – Stan Cummins scored the only goal as Sunderland preserved their top flight status with a 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield. The game was also the last that both Sam Allardyce and Joe Bolton would play for the club.
1925 – Charlie Buchan made his final Sunderland appearance in a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Roker Park.