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Sunderland vs Spurs - classic gallery

Posted on 12 September 2014  - 12:00

We've dipped into the photographic archives to look back at our trips to Sunderland in the Premier League era.

Steffen Iversen volleys home on his way to a hat-trick at Roker Park - March, 1997Jermain Defoe fires in a shot - February, 2006Kyle Naughton and Hugo Lloris celebrate our 2-1 win last seasonAaron Lennon scores a fine goal - December, 2012Emmanuel Adebayor shoots - April, 2012Kyle Walker and James McLean - April, 2012Peter Crouch scores - April, 2010Ledley King fires in a shot - March, 2009Robbie Keane scores - March, 2009Ledley King and Jonathan Stead - February, 2006Darren Anderton and Steffen Freund challenge Kevin Kilbane - November, 2002Teddy Sheringham - September, 2001Simon Davies, Teddy Sheringham - September. 2001David Ginola - October, 1999Dean Austin - March, 1997

We first played at the Stadium of Light in October, 1999 and we've played there 12 times in total and travelled to Sunderland 13 times in the Premier League.

Our first meeting against the Black Cats was a friendly all the way back in March, 1898 and our first league encounter at Sunderland famous former stadium, Roker Park, in the old Division One in September, 1909. Tom Morris scored in a 3-1 defeat.

Sunderland were relegated from Division One in 1991 before returning to what had become the Premier League in 1996-97. In our first and only visit to Roker Park in the Premier League, Steffen Iversen scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win in March, 1997.

We've won five of our 12 meetings in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light and we're unbeaten in the last four, winning three - all 2-1 - including last season's victory in December, 2013.

Below: Gary Doherty celebrates one of his two goals with Luke Young and John Piercy in a 3-2 win in April, 2001