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Round 1: The Opponents – Sheffield Wednesday

It’s Wednesday on Tuesday as the Red and White Army descends onto Yorkshire, so in our first round we look at past links with the Owls and offer up a point for each correct answer.

1. Who scored the opening goal for Sunderland when the two sides met at Roker Park in a pre-season friendly in 1994?

2. What was the final score when Sunderland visited Hillsborough in August 2017?

3. Which former Wednesday striker did Sunderland sign from Sporting Lisbon in 1984?

4. In which year did Ian Porterfield leave Sunderland to play for the Owls?

5. Roy Keane’s first home win as Sunderland manager was a 1-0 victory of Wednesday in 2006 – who scored the only goal of the game?

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Round 1, question 2; what was the score in this game?

Round 2: Top 10 – Gary Bennett

Ten questions on Sunderland icon Gary Bennett, with each correct answer worth a point.

1. In which city was Gary born?

2. Which club did he leave when he moved to Sunderland?

3. Which club did he join when he left Sunderland?

4. In what year did Gary score his famous last gasp winner against Manchester United in front of the Roker End?

5. His last appearance for Sunderland was a 1-1 draw in 1995 against which side?

6. In which season was he first named Sunderland’s Player of the Year?

7. How may times did he win the award in total?

8. Who were the opposition for Gary’s testimonial game at Roker Park in 1993?

9. After soring within minutes of his Sunderland debut, who was Gary’s second goal for the club against?

10. True or false: Gary Bennett is 5th in the list of players with the most appearances made for Sunderland?

Sport, Football, pic: 22nd September 1990, Division One, Wimbledon 2 v Sunderland 2, Gary Bennett, Sunderland
Benno, a Sunderland legend
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Round 3: 3-4-3

The final round now, and it’s a mixed bag 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. Sunderland Ladies are due to play in London on Sunday afternoon – who are their opponents?

2. Dan Neil signed a new contract last week that will last until 2025 – which other Sunderland product signed a similar length deal earlier in the month?

3. On Wednesday night Sunderland’s U23s beat which South Tyneside club in the Durham Challenge Cup?

4. What was the final score in the game?

5. Which country is Claudio Marangoni from?

6. Which club was Lee Burge at prior to moving to Sunderland?

7. Who were Sunderland playing when he made two penalty saves in the same game last season?

8. Who had an 8 game spell as caretaker manager at Sunderland in 1978?

9. Which Sunderland full back made his debut for the club in a defeat at Stoke City in September 2003?

10. Who were the opposition for Roker Park’s largest attendance of the 1970s?

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Round 3, question 5; where does Claudio Marangoni come from?
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Round 1: The Opponents – Sheffield Wednesday

1. Michael Gray

2. 1-1

3. Roger Wylde

4. 1977

5. Grant Leadbitter

Round 2: Top Ten – Gary Bennett

1. Manchester

2. Cardiff City

3. Carlisle United

4. 1990

5. Luton Town

6. 1986-87

7. Two

8. Glasgow Rangers

9. Ipswich Town

10. True

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Charlton Athletic

2. Elliot Embleton

3. South Shields

4. 5-2

5. Argentina

6. Coventry City

7. Doncaster Rovers

8. Dave Merrington

9. Craig James

10. Luton Town


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