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Roker Report’s Sunday Brainbusters #14: Weekly dose of Sunderland trivia - can you get 10/10?

What better way to get the brain moving on a Sunday morning than some Sunderland trivia? Best of luck - and let us know how you fare!

Sunderland v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

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 Sunderland suffered their first ever Premier League defeat?

Question 2...

Which player scored Sunderland’s first goal of this season (2018-19) in League One?

Question 3...

Who was the last Sunderland player to be capped by England before Kevin Phillips and Michael Gray pulled on the three lions in 1999?

Hungary v England Kevin Phillps
Kevin Phillips playing for England against Hungary in 1999
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Question 4...

Which of the following players scored more goals for Sunderland in all competitions?

A. Peter Davenport (1990-1993)

B. Kevin Kyle (1999-2006)

C. John MacPhail (1987-1990)

Question 5...

From which club did Sunderland sign John Mensah on loan for both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons?

Question 6...

In 1999, Sunderland were defeated 3-2 on aggregate over two legs in the semi-final of the League Cup by Leicester City. Who scored all three goals across the two ties for Leicester City?

A. Tony Cottee

B. Emile Heskey

C. Muzzy Izzet

Peter Davenport of Sunderland
Peter Davenport - but did he score more goals than Kevin Kyle and John MacPhail?
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Question 7...

Which Polish full-back did Mick Buxton sign for Sunderland for a bargain £100,000 from Aston Villa in 1994?

Question 8...

Which Sunderland manager would achieve promotion back to the top tier in 1980, where Sunderland would stay until relegation in 1985?

A. Len Ashurst

B. Alan Durban

C. Ken Knighton

Question 9...

In 2016, Sunderland defeated Everton 3-0 in what would be Sam Allardyce’s final game in charge at the Stadium of Light, which Sunderland defender scored two goals in the game?

And Finally - Question 10...

Who was appointed the new manager of Sunderland in March 2003 only two days after the sacking of Howard Wilkinson?

Howard Wilkinson
Howard Wilkinson - but who succeeded him after he was sacked by Sunderland?
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1) Newcastle United – Sunderland 1-2 Newcastle United, 4th September 1996.

2) Josh Maja – Sunderland 2-1 Charlton Athletic, 4th August 2018.

3) Nick Pickering – Australia 1-1 England, 19th June 1983.

4) C. John MacPhail (1987-1990) – 22 goals

[Peter Davenport (1990-1993) – 18 goals & Kevin Kyle (1999-2006) – 19 goals]

5) Lyon

6) Tony Cottee

7) Dariusz Kubicki

8) B. Ken Knighton

9) Lamine Koné

10) Mick McCarthy

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