Charlie Buchan

On this day

by Stuart Vose

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.

1890 – Sunderland successfully made their case for inclusion into the Football League.