OTD - 9 October

25 Jul 2018
1994: Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Newcastle United stayed top of the Premier League despite being held to a 1-1 draw by title rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Alan Shearer gave Rovers the lead from the penalty spot, after Pavel Srnicek brought down Jason Wilcox.

The Magpies snatched an 88th-minute equaliser when the ball rebounded off Rovers goalkeeper Tim Flowers and flew into the net for an own goal.

Newcastle stayed top with 23 points, while Blackburn moved up a place to third on 18 points.

2015: Sunderland appoint Allardyce

Sam Allardyce became Sunderland manager in October 2015, taking over from Dick Advocaat.

With the Black Cats sat in 19th place after eight matches, Allardyce guided Sunderland to safety, inspired by Jermain Defoe, who scored 15 goals in 33 appearances.

Allardyce departed the Stadium of Light in July 2016 to become England manager.

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