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On This Day (25th September 2005): Rare win for struggling Sunderland at Boro!

It was a season of very few bright spots, but Mick McCarthy’s side’s win at Middlesbrough back on this day in 2005 was probably the highlight of a bleak year.

On This Day (24 September 1962): Goals galore for fully firing Sunderland!

The Lads were in seventh heaven in the cup, but who was the future striker making his bow on the same day?

On This Day (23 September 1978): Sunderland reach Cloud Number Nine

Sunderland achieved a superb result on this day, winning ‘the battle of Turf Moor’ against all the odds.

On This Day (22 Sept 2009): Jordan Henderson grabs 1st Sunderland goal as Lads cruise past Brum

It was the first of just five goals in the red and white stripes for Hendo, though.

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On This Day (21st September 2013): End game for Paolo Di Canio after West Brom defeat!

After a tumultuous and frankly surreal spell as manager, Di Canio’s Sunderland tenure finally ended after defeat at the Hawthorns on this day ten years ago.

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On This Day (19th September 1998): Seventh heaven for Sunderland against Oxford!

It was a mid-autumn goal fest at the Stadium of Light as Malcolm Shotton’s team were put to the sword in a red and white demolition job twenty five years ago!

On This Day (18th September 2010): Sunderland leave it late to seal a point against Arsenal!

It was a big test for Steve Bruce’s Sunderland back on this day in 2010 when Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light where the Lads left it late and Arsène Wenger denied pushing the fourth official.

On This Day (17 September 1910): Sunderland maintain their 100% start to the season

Sunderland were flying, and Oldham Athletic were next up to try and stop the form team in the division. Would they do it?

On This Day (16 September 1986): Saddington’s full Sunderland debut goes the distance! 

A rare success story during the Lawrie McMenemy era, but Sunderland would still end up paying the penalty…

On This Day (15 Sept 2007): New signing makes his mark as Sunderland say goodbye to club legend

Ian Porterfield had passed away earlier in the week, and the 1973 team gathered in his honour – while a new signing marked his home debut in style.

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On This Day (12th September 1953): Sunderland thrash reigning champions Arsenal!

Despite enduring some inconsistent away form during the 1953/1954 season, Arsenal’s visit to Roker Park proved fruitful for the Lads on this day seventy years ago!

On This Day (11th September 1994): Sunderland are the draw specialists once again at Boro!

Sunderland were the draw specialists and they faced a tough test as they travelled down the A19 to take on Bryan Robson’s high-lying Middlesbrough for a TV Sunday afternoon clash.

On This Day (10 September 1955): Fight back becomes a high water mark of the Murray era

Sunderland became nearly men under Bill Murray, but they came back on this day after giving the champions a head start.

On This Day (9 September 1989): Marco’s blistering trio sees off Watford

Halcyon days over three decades ago, as Denis Smith’s still much-loved Sunderland side assert their credentials in Division Two!

On This Day (8 Sept 1990): Marco & Brady score stunners but Sunderland suffer dodgy pen call

Denis Smith wasn’t happy after the game – but Sunderland had given another good account of themselves.

On This Day (6th September 1967): “One of the most exciting games I had seen at Roker Park!”

Kelvin Beattie once again takes us on another trip down memory lane, this time he takes us on a mazy dribble through an epic against Matt Busby’s Manchester United at Roker on this day back in 1967.

On This Day (4th September 1897): Sunderland kick-off final season at Newcastle Road

After coming close to dropping out of Division One for the first time the previous year, the Lads kick-off the final season at Newcastle Road with a trip to the Steel City.

On This Day (3 September 1892): Accy thumped as Sunderland lay down a marker

Sunderland set the tone 131 years ago with a hatful of goals, paving the way for another season of success.

On This Day (2 September 1997): Former bosses seen off as Sunderland begin to home in

Only a third competitive game at the Stadium of Light and things were falling into place, but can you remember who was the first Sunderland fan to score at the ground?

On This Day (1st Sept 1910): Sunderland secure late derby win on Thursday evening season opener

It was an eventful night on Wearside – with players taking a stand, innovation on display and a debut goal to win the game!

On This Day (28th August 1982): Sunderland shock the European champions on opening day!

Against a backdrop of the opposition unsettling our star defender, Alan Durban’s boys travelled to the European Cup holders to kick off the new season – and pulled off a major shock.

On This Day (27 August 1994): Away the Lads! Good form on the road continues at Stoke

A positive afternoon, but could Sunderland draw inspiration from a well-deserved victory on their travels?

On This Day (26 August 1939): Sunderland are up and running, but would it last?

The Lads got their new campaign off to the perfect start, but there were other issues at play.

On This Day (25 August 1999): Sunderland beat the mags as Shearer watches on in the rain

It was a night to remember at a soaking wet St James Park!

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On This Day (24th August 2012): Sunderland sign Steven Fletcher!

Eleven years ago today, we signed a striker who, after an impressive spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, felt like a perfect fit for Sunderland!

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On This Day (22nd August 1987): Sunderland stages its first ever home game in Division Three

Thirty six years ago today, Roker Park made unwanted history by hosting a first ever league game in Division Three, and it was a frustrating start for the home side.

On This Day (21st August 1993): Sunderland bounce back after opening day drubbing!

Butcher’s Sunderland were torn apart by Derby County the previous week as the season kicked off and were desperate to get back on track as Charlton Athletic arrived at Roker Park.

On This Day (20 August 1980): Hawley hits three as Sunderland go top!

Ken Knighton had guided the club back into Division One, and the early signs suggested that Sunderland would be just fine.

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On This Day (19 August 1978): Tensions mount as Adamson lays into the crowd!

If you can’t be happy after a win, when can you? Sunderland beat Charlton on this day forty five years ago, but all was not well at Roker Park.

On This Day (18 Aug 1987): Smith makes Roker bow with Mowbray in opposition as Fergie watches on

The win against Boro made it two in two – something the team failed to achieve the season before.

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On This Day (17th August 2015): Dick Advocaat defends Ellis Short after latest defeat!

On this day eight years ago, the Dutchman offered an impassioned defence of the then Sunderland chairman as 2015/2016 got off to a rocky start…

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On This Day (15th Aug 2009): A dream start for Steve Bruce as Darren Bent scores on his debut!

After securing the services of the Tottenham forward, the Lads got off to a positive start with a goal from the debutant during an away trip to Bolton.

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