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Round 1: The Opponents – Queens Park Rangers

The Lads head to London on Tuesday to take on QPR in the Carabao Cup, and in our first round there is a point for each correct answer on Sunderland’s previous links with Rangers

1. When the two sides last met in the League Cup in 2016 Sunderland won the game 2-1, but which player scored both of our goals?

2. Sunderland last welcomed QPR to the Stadium of Light for a 1-1 draw the following year – which current player scored the Lads’ equaliser in that match?

3. Which defender joined Sunderland after leaving QPR in 2019?

4. Sunderland then signed a midfielder from QPR in early 2020, who was it?

5. Martin O’Neill’s second win as Sunderland manager came against QPR in December 2011, what was the final score?

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Round 1, question 5; the Lads celebrate, but what was the score?
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Round 2: Top 10 – League Cup 4th round

The trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium is for a 4th round tie and we’ve got ten questions for you now, all focusing on Sunderland’s past record in this stage of the competition. There is a point for each correct answer.

1. After being given a bye from the 4th round in 1961-62, Sunderland’s first game at this stage was the following season. Who were the opponents?

2. Sunderland won the tie following a replay at Roker Park; what was the final score?

3. After 1967-68 Sunderland didn’t reach this stage of the competition again until 1979-80, when they lost to West Ham United following a replay. Which striker scored for Sunderland in both games?

4. Who did Sunderland beat at this stage on the way to the 1985 final?

5. The fixture once again went to a replay, what was the final score in the first game at Roker Park?

6. In the 1989-90 season Sunderland played Exeter City in the 4th round of the League Cup, winning another replay 5-2. Which forward scored a brace in the victory?

7. Which future Sunderland goalkeeper played for Everton on the evening Sunderland progressed from this round at Goodison Park in 1998?

8. Who scored Sunderland’s winner when we knocked Manchester United out of the competition following a 2-1 win in 2000?

9. Which side put Sunderland out at the 4th round stage in 2008-09 with a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light?

10. Who did Sunderland beat at this stage on the way to the 2014 final, before then meeting them in the FA Cup that season too?

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Round 2, question 7; Martin Scott celebrates putting Sunderland ahead in a penalty shoot out, but which keeper had he just beaten?

Round 3: 3-4-3

The final round of the quiz now, with the first three questions worth one point each, the next four earning you two points per question and the final three offering three points a time (20 points in total).

1. What was the final score in Sunderland’s win over Crewe Alexandra last week?

2. What position does Patrick Almond usually play in?

3. Who is Sunderland’s current U23s Lead Coach?

4. Which coach and former Sunderland player became caretaker manager for the final four games of the 1980-81 season?

5. Sunderland survived relegation that season following a 1-0 final day win at Liverpool; who scored the only goal of the game?

6. Which goalkeeper made his first team debut for Sunderland when he played against his former club Manchester United in the Papa John’s Trophy earlier this month?

7. Tyrese Dyce also debuted for the Lads in the game, having joined from which club over the summer?

8. Which loan winger made his only appearance for the club as a second half substitute during a defeat to Millwall in January 2004?

9. He came to replace which player in the game?

10. What is former Sunderland striker John Hawley’s middle name?

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Round 3, question 2; where does this man play?
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Round 1: The Opponents – Queens Park Rangers

1. Paddy McNair

2. Aiden McGeady

3. Joel Lynch

4. Josh Scowen

5. 3-2

Round 2: Top Ten – League Cup 4th round

1. Portsmouth

2. 2-1

3. Alan Brown

4. Tottenham Hotspur

5. 0-0

6. Eric Gates

7. Thomas Myhre

8. Kevin Phillips

9. Blackburn Rovers

10. Southampton

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. 4-0

2. Centre-back

3. Elliott Dickman

4. Mick Docherty

5. Stan Cummins

6. Jacob Carney

7. West Bromwich Albion

8. Kevin Cooper

9. Kevin Kyle

10. East


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