MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: General View of a replica of the Premier League trophy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Where Sunderland, Leeds United and Newcastle United rank in all-time Premier League table
Sunderland have enjoyed many campaigns in the Premier League over the years...
There were the memorable back-to-back seventh-placed finishes under Peter Reid and multiple great escapes under Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce.
There has also been relegation seasons too. Sunderland were unable to avoid the drop after disastrous seasons which included stints from managers David Moyes, Mick McCarthey and Howard Wilkinson at varying points before their dismissals.