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On This Day: Sunderland Grab Draw At Liverpool

Sunderland travelled to Saturday's opponents Liverpool on this day in 1932 and came back with a share of the spoils.

Sunderland travel to Anfield once again this Saturday
Sunderland travel to Anfield once again this Saturday
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A Sunderland side featuring club legends Bobby Gurney and Raich Carter met Liverpool in a first division fixture at Anfield on this day in 1932.

The Black Cats managed to claim a draw against the Reds in a high-scoring encounter which did little to assist either outfit's attempts to make an impact upon the top half of the Football League Division One standings.

Liverpool's goals were scored by Harold Barton, Syd Roberts and Dave Wright, in a game which saw Merseyside native Norman James make his final Anfield appearance at centre-back before leaving for Bradford City.

Meanwhile, Sunderland's goalscorers were James Connor - with a handy double - and Hendon-born local hero Raich Carter in front of an 18,568 crowd.

The visitors went on to finish in 12th position by the season's end, which had them sitting comfortably in mid-table two places above Liverpool and seven points clear of the drop zone.

Sunderland's line-up that day: Thorpe, Hall, Shaw, Thomson, McDougall, Hastings, Davis, Gallacher, Gurney, Carter, Connor.

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