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Division One: 1892-93

A year after Sunderland clinched their first league title the Lads were crowned champions of England for a second successive year.

While their achievements the year before were impressive enough, the Lads surpassed that feat and became the first-ever team to score 100 League goals in a season.

It was a fine achievement that no team managed to emulate until the season was extended to 42 games after World War One.

Tom Watson was working wonders with the Black Cats and their free-scoring approach had seen them clock up a mammoth 193 goals in 56 League games over two seasons.

Johnny Campbell kept up his impressive goalscoring haul and netted 30 league goals in 27 matches as the club scored 43 more goals than second-placed Preston North End.

The Team of All the Talents kicked off the defence of their campaign with a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Accrington Stanley before netting a further 13 goals in their next three fixtures.

An 8-1 scalp over West Bromwich Albion followed before further big wins – against Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aston Villa and Newton Heath – sealed the Lads’ second league title in the club’s history.

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