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On This Day: Martin O'Neill's First Game In Charge (VIDEO)

On this day, four years ago, Martin O'Neill took charge of Sunderland for the first time as we took on Blackburn Rovers at the Stadium of Light.

Watch the action unfold from the stands as Sunderland earned a dramatic win over Blackburn on this day in 2011. The game was Martin O'Neill's first in charge of Sunderland and the turnaround was sparked by the debut of the raw but exciting James McClean as a second half substitute.

Although O'Neill's time at Sunderland wasn't the success we had all hoped for, he certainly started with a bang and quickly banished the Steve Bruce era to history.

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