Football: ON THIS DAY: 6 FEBRUARY 1977
Any Sunderland fans disenchanted with life under Peter Reid can count themselves lucky not to be watching Jimmy Adamson's relegation- bound 1977 side. A draw against an out-of-sorts Arsenal at Highbury ended a run of nine straight defeats for the Wearsiders but a brilliant second- half save by Jimmy Rimmer to deny Gary Rowell left them without a goal in 10 consecutive First Division games. Elsewhere, goals by Andy Gray and Brian Little against Everton kept Aston Villa on the heels of the leaders, although the sides destined to fill the top three spots were already in place, Liverpool reinforcing their lead. It was later revealed that the champions that day received a written offer from Real Madrid for Kevin Keegan but decided not to reply to it.
Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0
Aston Villa (1) 2 Everton (0) 0
Gray, Little 41,305
Bristol City (0) 1 Newcastle (0) 1
Garland Burns 23,698
Leeds (1) 1 Coventry (1) 2
Leicester (1) 2 West Ham (0) 0
Liverpool (2) 4 Birmingham (1) 1 …
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