On this day

by Stuart Vose

Bracewell returns to Roker Park.

1995 - Paul Bracewell signed for Sunderland for a third time, moving from Newcastle United for a fee of £50,000.

1976 - Mel Holden scored all five goals in a 5-0 post-season tour win over Tasmania.

1970 - Sunderland used two substitutes in a competitive game for the first time as Richie Pitt and Bruce Stuckey came on in an Anglo Italian Cup game against Fiorentina.

1942 - Sunderland played Wolves in the first leg of the War League Cup Final, with the game ending 2-2.