A spot of fun for this potentially decisive day.
Cast your minds back to the night of April 27 2007 and the closing stages of the Championship-winning season under Roy Keane. Burnley were the visitors and 44,448 were inside the Stadium of Light.,
Went ahead through Daryl Murphy, missed a penalty, slumped to 1-2, fought back to 2-2 when the penalty culprit, David Connolly, stepped up take another and made amends.
And then this happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhq5ao1CnCY
The clip can no longer be embedded. Just follow the link, click to skip the ad when invited to (after five
seconds), watch how Cartlos Edwards completed a sweeping end-to-end move and listen to Simon Crabtree’s priceless commentary.
That win took Sunderland top, where they stayed, finishing the season in style with the memorable 5-0 win at Luton.
Gus Poyet could do worse than get the players together a little early before tonight’s game and play them the clip over and again.