Date Comp Round Opposition Ven       Result Lge Pos. Attendance Details
Jul 28 Ben GLASGOW RANGERS H L 1 - 3 - 21,862
31 Tour Glentoran A W 4 - 1 - c. 3,000
Aug 2 Tour Ards A W 2 - 1 - 1,050
7 Ben Middlesbrough A W 2 - 1 - 5,625
14 Lge 1 Derby County A L 0 - 5 24 18,027
17 FLC 1-L1 CHESTER CITY H W 3 - 1 - 9,484
21 Lge 2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC H W 4 - 0 9 17,647
24 FLC 1-L2 Chester City A D 0 - 0 - 2,903
Sunderland won 3 - 1 on aggregate
28 Lge 3 Notts. County A L 0 - 1 18 9,166
31 AIC Gp TRANMERE ROVERS H W 2 - 0 - 6,771
Sep 12 Lge 4 Crystal Palace A L 0 - 1 23 11,318
14 AIC Gp Bolton Wanderers A L 0 - 2 - 3,460
18 Lge 5 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H L 0 - 2 24 18,292
21 FLC 2-L1 LEEDS UNITED H W 2 - 1 - 17,101
25 Lge 6 Watford A D 1 - 1 24 7,694
28 Lge 7 GRIMSBY TOWN H D 2 - 2 23 15,488
Oct 2 Lge 8 PETERBOROUGH UNITED H W 2 - 0 23 17,846
6 FLC 2-L2 Leeds United A W 2 - 1 - 22,265
Sunderland won 4 - 2 on aggregate
9 Lge 9 BIRMINGHAM CITY H W 1 - 0 17 19,265
17 Lge 10 Middlesbrough A L 1 - 4 22 12,772
20 Lge 11 LUTON TOWN H W 2 - 0 15 13,760
23 Lge 12 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H W 1 - 0 11 19,505
26 FLC 3 ASTON VILLA H L 1 - 4 - 23,692
30 Lge 13 Bristol City A L 0 - 2 14 8,162
Nov 3 Lge 14 Stoke City A L 0 - 1 16 13,551
6 Lge 15 PORTSMOUTH H L 1 - 2 18 17,146
13 Lge 16 Tranmere Rovers A L 1 - 4 19 8,497
20 Lge 17 SOUTHEND UNITED H L 0 - 2 20 15,452
27 Lge 18 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H L 2 - 3 22 16,968
Dec 4 Lge 19 Portsmouth A W 1 - 0 19 11,891
12 Lge Grimsby Town A D 0 a 0 - 4,014
18 Lge 20 DERBY COUNTY H W 1 - 0 18 16,001
27 Lge 21 Bolton Wanderers A D 0 - 0 17 18,496
28 Lge 22 MILLWALL H W 2 - 1 16 19,283
Jan 1 Lge 23 Leicester City A L 1 - 2 16 19,615
3 Lge 24 BARNSLEY H W 1 - 0 16 19,302
8 FAC 3 CARLISLE UNITED H D 1 - 1 - 23,587
11 Lge 25 Oxford United A W 3 - 0 16 5,877
16 Lge 26 MIDDLESBROUGH H W 2 - 1 14 16,473
18 FAC 3-R Carlisle United A W 1 - 0 - 12,771
After extra time; score at 90 minutes: 0 - 0
22 Lge 27 Birmingham City A D 0 - 0 13 15,884
29 FAC 4 Wimbledon A L 1 - 2 - 10,477
Feb 5 Lge 28 West Bromwich Albion A L 1 - 2 15 17,089
12 Lge 29 BRISTOL CITY H D 0 - 0 15 16,816
22 Lge 30 Charlton Athletic A D 0 - 0 16 7,904
26 Lge 31 Luton Town A L 1 - 2 17 9,367
Mar 5 Lge 32 NOTTS. COUNTY H W 2 - 0 15 16,269
16 Lge 33 CRYSTAL PALACE H W 1 - 0 16 15,892
19 Lge 34 WATFORD H W 2 - 0 14 16,479
26 Lge 35 Peterborough United A W 3 - 1 12 8,753
29 Lge 36 Barnsley A L 0 - 4 13 10,042
Apr 2 Lge 37 BOLTON WANDERERS H W 2 - 0 12 18,574
6 Lge 38 Millwall A L 1 - 2 13 10,244
9 Lge 39 LEICESTER CITY H L 2 - 3 15 17,198
12 Lge 40 Grimsby Town A W 1 - 0 12 4,732
16 Lge 41 STOKE CITY H L 0 - 1 13 17,406
23 Lge 42 Southend United A W 1 - 0 12 4,734
26 Lge 43 OXFORD UNITED H L 2 - 3 12 14,712
30 Lge 44 TRANMERE ROVERS H W 3 - 2 11 15,167
May 3 Lge 45 Wolverhampton Wanderers A D 1 - 1 12 25,079
8 Lge 46 Nottingham Forest A D 2 - 2 12 27,010