ON THIS DAY: 2004
Arsenal set a new English top-flight record of 43 matches unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Blackburn at Highbury
1875: Captain Matthew Webb made history as the first man to swim the English Channel. He covered the 21 miles from Dover to Calais in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
1928: Liverpool’s famous Kop was opened before the First Division match with Bury. The Reds celebrated by winning the match 3-0.
1964: Worcestershire clinched cricket’s County Championship for the first time with victory over Gloucestershire.
1999: Sunderland enjoyed a famous 2-1 win at arch-rivals Newcastle. Toon boss Ruud Gullit left Alan Shearer on the bench as his side went down to goals from Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips.
2007: St Helens beat Catalans Dragons 30-8 in the Challenge Cup Final. The French club were the first non-English side to reach the showpiece.
2013: England drew the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at the Oval, having already secured a 3-0 series victory.
2014: Liverpool sealed one of the summer’s shock signings after confirming Mario Balotelli’s arrival from AC Milan in a £16million deal.