Where are they now? The Sunderland stars who defeated Ruud Gullit's Newcastle United 20-years ago today
Today marks 20-years since Peter Reid’s Sunderland defeated Ruud Gullit’s Newcastle United at St James’s Park in the Premiership.
The knives were out for the Dutchman Gullit after he angered fans by deciding to leave star striker Alan Shearer out of his starting XI. Newcastle lost to their arch-rivals with a superb Kevin Phillips winner after the Magpies had taken the lead in a match played out in atrocious weather conditions.
Here, The Echo has a look at the Black Cats’ team back in August 1999 and where they are now.
Scroll down and click through the pages to discover what Reid’s Class of ‘99 are up to now.