DIVISION ONE: Six of the best

Division One: 1935-36

The 1935-36 season saw Sunderland claim their sixth top-flight title and rack up their highest goal tally of 109.

Buoyed on by the scoring prowess of Raich Carter and Bobby Gurney, who scored 62 goals between them, Sunderland fended off all the competition as John Cochrane led the Lads to an emphatic title win.

Despite losing on the opening day of the season at Arsenal, four straight wins after that propelled the Black Cats up the league.

The Lads then suffered just three defeats in 21 matches and cemented their place at the top of the league, a place where they stayed from November right through to their final game of the season.

While the Lads lost three of their last five matches, they had already done enough and sealed the championship with 56 points, eight ahead of their nearest challengers Derby County.

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