DIVISION ONE: Final-day drama

Division One: 1894-95 

Sunderland were crowned champions of England for the third time in four seasons in 1894-95 under the guidance of Tom Watson.

After being made to settle for the runners-up spot in the 1893-94 campaign the Lads bounced back and sealed the title with an impressive run of just one defeat in their last 13 fixtures.

It was a tense final day on Wearside though as the title went down to the wire as Sunderland hosted second-placed Everton.

While the Lads held a two-point lead over the Toffees, defeat at Newcastle Road would mean they had been piped at the final hurdle.

But Watson’s men were extremely professional and held their nerve to seal a 2-1 victory and condemn Everton to second place.

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