SUNDERLAND take on unbeaten Chelsea in the Premier League later today hoping for a repeat of a classic encounter from 1999.
Back in December that year Peter Reid’s Black Cats thumped Chelsea 4-1 at the Stadium of Light with star strikers Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips both scoring a brace.
Ahead of today’s match we delved into the archives to bring you a selection of photographs from that memorable day 15 years ago.
Indeed the Chelsea victory was one of the highlights of Quinn’s Sunderland career.
Quinn said: “It was a stand-out game for me in my time at Sunderland.”
The 48-year-old Dubliner was reflecting on the day itself in an interview with the Sunderland Echo earlier this week.