5 in a row.....
FIVE victories in a row away to Man Utd & Dad played in all of them , however, we can't say at Old Trafford
as United had to play the home game in 48 -49 at Maine Road !!
yes, the date in this caption is incorrect
21st April 1949, League Division One
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 SUNDERLAND 2
(Mitten Pen.26.) Broadis 22.Robinson 42.)
Referee Mr C.H. Warburton of Scunthorpe Attendance 30,640
Manchester United :- Crompton, Ball, Aston, Laurie, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Carey, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten.
Sunderland :- Robinson (R), Stelling, Hudgell, Watson, Hall, Wright(A),Wright(T), Robinson (J), Broadis, Shackleton, Reynolds.
Before the game United had an outside chance of pipping Portsmouth for the first division championship. That chance however was shattered at Maine Road when they were mastered and defeated by a Sunderland team playing their best football of the season. Every man in the side enhanced his reputation and Broadis introduced as leader added menace and thrust to the attack.
Five of the best - when Sunderland won five consecutive games away to Manchester United
1948-49 Manchester United 1 SAFC 2
1949-50 Manchester United 1 SAFC 3
1950-51 Manchester United 3 SAFC 5
1951-52 Manchester United 0 SAFC 1
1952-53 Manchester United 0 SAFC 1
The " 5 in a row" was highlighted by Mark Metcalf in an article written in March 2013. Snippets from all 5 games follow.
49 - 50
50 - 51
51 - 52
52 - 53
Interesting stat's here for the games against Man Utd over these five seasons, home & away
season Roker Away
48-49 54,419 33,437
49-50 63,251 51,240
50-51 41,215 37,024
51-52 48,078 42,707
52-53 24,263 30,771