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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #5: Are you a Sunderland stat boffin? Take part in our quiz!

A bit of Sunderland related trivia to get your brain moving on this fine Sunday morning. Best of luck, ladies and gents - let us know how you fare!

The answers are at the bottom - good luck and let us know how you get on...

Question 1...

Who were the opponents and what was the score when Sam Allardyce won his first game as Sunderland manager, which was also Sunderland’s first league victory of the 2015/16 season at the tenth time of asking?

Question 2...

Which player scored the last goal in a league game at Roker Park, and also who were the opponents and final score?

Question 3...

Which ex-Sunderland defender was signed from Oxford United by Terry Butcher in the summer of 1993 in a cash-plus-player deal involving £500,000 plus Anton Rogan, and went on to make over 200 appearances for the lads before leaving in 1999?

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Question 4...

Who scored against Chelsea in the last minute of extra-time in the 5th round of the League Cup in 2013/14 to set-up an epic semi-final against Manchester United?

Question 5...

Where did Sunderland play both the 1973 (vs Arsenal) & 1992 (vs Norwich City) FA Cup Semi-Finals and what was the significance of that location for the 1992 Semi-Final?

Question 6...

Who held the position of Caretaker Manager at both Sunderland and Oxford United during the 1990’s, stepping up after the departure of the same person on both occasions?

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Question 7...

Who were the opponents for Sunderland’s first FA Cup game at the Stadium of Light?

Question 8...

Darren Bent’s most successful season at Sunderland was 2009/10 as we finished 13th in the Premier League under Steve Bruce, how many goals did Darren Bent score in all competitions during 2009/10?

A. 20

B. 25

C. 30

Question 9...

Which ex-Republic of Ireland international played for Sunderland over 1991-92 helping the club reach an FA Cup final, then went on to play for Oxford United between 1993-95 following a stint at Millwall in between?

And Finally - Question 10...

How many games did it take David Moyes to win his first league game as Sunderland manager during the 2016/17 season ending in relegation from the Premier League?

A. 7

B. 9

C. 11



1) Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle United, 25th October 2015

2) Allan Johnston – 3-0 Vs Everton, 3rd May 1997

3) Andy Melville

4) Sung-Yeung Ki

5) Hillsborough – in 1992 it was the first FA Cup semi-final to be played there after the disaster in 1989, there has only been one semi-final hosted by Sheffield Wednesday since Sunderland vs Norwich in 1992.

6) Malcolm Crosby

7) Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth (Gavin McCann), 3rd Round FA Cup, 11th December 1999.

8) B. (25)

9) John Byrne

10) C. (11)

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