Sunderland fans will LOVE these photos from the win over Tranmere Rovers
Our photographer, Frank Reid, was able to capture the best moments both on and off the field as Phil Parkinson picked up his first win in charge of the Black Cats. We’re sure all Sunderland supporters will love these photographs – so scroll down and click through the pages to see the best of our action images, and whether you can spot any familiar faces!
They needed that hot drink - it was certainly a cold evening!
It was his first game on home soil since becoming Sunderland manager.
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The American netted Sunderland's third goal of the evening with a calm finish from close range.
Luke O'NIen netted Sunderland's fifth with a stunning diving header from a late free-kick.
This young supporter braved the cold to cheer on the Black Cats
The winger was taken off in the second half - but it isn't believed to be a serious injury.
Over 28,000 fans packed into the Stadium of Light for Parkinson's first home game.
Do you recognise these Sunderland fans?
Young Sunderland fans showed their pride in the team before the game.
Duncan Watmore celebrates after providing Lynden Gooch with a simple finish - his second assist of the evening.
He was on the hallowed turf before the game.
Will Grigg almost opened the scoring after just three minutes - with this improvised effort coming back off the post.
The winter chill has arrived at the Stadium of Light!
The midfielder captained Sunderland against the club where he began his career
He was cheering on the Black Cats yesterday evening.
The Sunderland stopper has cemented his place between the sticks with another fine performance
He deservedly found the net with a tidy finish - and received a fine reception from the home supporters.
Chris Maguire's free-kick left the Tranmere goalkeeper rooted to the spot.
On another evening, he could have scored more.
He even posed for selfies with home supporters before the 5-0 win
He scored his first league goal of the term in the second half.