Where are they now? The Sunderland side that dismantled Portsmouth in their last Fratton Park win

Sunderland will be looking to end a two-decade long wait when they head to Fratton Park this weekend.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 09:35 am
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 10:43 am
Peter Reid was the manager the last time Sunderland won at Portsmouth

Sunderland will be looking to end a two-decade long wait when they head to Fratton Park this weekend. For while the sides have been regular foes in the 21st century, it has been over 20 years since the Black Cats last triumphed at Portsmouth. That win, in November 1997, was a thumping one - with Sunderland running out 4-1 winners thanks to a team packed full of fans’ favourites. Goals from Lee Clark, Allan Johnston, Niall Quinn and Nicky Summerbee sealed the win, but who else lined-up for Peter Reid’s side that day and what are they up to now? We take a look at the last Sunderland squad to win at Fratton Park and their fortunes since:

After his time at Sunderland, Perez became Stevenages goalkeeping coach. He left that role in 2004 and - after some brief coaching roles in France - dropped out of football six years later
Having left the Black Cats in 2000, Holloway made the transition into coaching. He is now assistant manager at Blyth Spartans and is Head Coach at the East Durham College football academy
A no-nonsense defender during his playing days, Craddock has pursued a more delicate post-career passion - pursuing his interest in art and painting to great success.

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Gray made over 400 appearances and since retiring has begun working for BT Sport, Bein Sports and TalkSport as a pundit, while also appearing on Channel 5s football coverage.
After a spell in non-league, Williams tried his hand at management but was sacked by Whitby Town in 2015. He is now a regional manager for a car loan firm in the North East.
'Magic' Johnston is another who turned to management after retiring. Having previously led Queen of the South and Kilmarnock, Johnston is now in charge at Dunfermline.
Clark is currently out of work having enjoyed some success during managerial spells at Huddersfield, Kilmarnock and Bury. He was recently linked with the Hartlepool United job.
The Scot rakced up 120 appearances on Wearside and, similarly to many of his teammates, he also entered management - taking charge of Dundee and St Mirren - but has been out of work since 2016.
The local lad remains in football to this date. He is now a football consultant working for an agency, helping young players in the North East find opportunities at professional clubs.
Phillips was prolific during his time at Sunderland is still fondly remembered by all involved with the club. He now works for Championship side Stoke City as a coach under Gary Rowett.
Quinn returned to Sunderland as owner in 2006 but sold up to Ellis Short five years later. He now acts as a pundit for Sky Sports and also has several business interests.
Summerbee has moved to warmer surroundings since he called time on a fine career in 2006. The 46-year-old has now moved to Qatar where he is a regular pundit for the Al Kass network in Doha.