Sunderland have been handed an away tie against Port Vale in the first round of the FA Cup.
The game at Vale Park will take place on the weekend commencing November 9, with each winning club picking up £36,000.
The Valiants, who are managed by Gateshead-born Neil Aspin, sit 16th in League Two with 17 points from 14 games.
It is almost 20 years to the day since the sides last met, when Sunderland recorded a 2-0 win over Vale at the Stadium of Light in December 1998.
Last season Sunderland were eliminated in the third round after a 2-0 defeat by Middlesbrough.
It is the first time in three decades the Black Cats will enter the competition at the first round stage.