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Sunderland U18 v Bradford City U18: FA Youth Cup

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Round 1: The Opponents – Bradford City

We are in the middle of a cup double header between Sunderland and Bradford; the two clubs met in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday and are due to be in Papa John’s Trophy action on Tuesday evening. This first round focuses on past links between the sides, with a point on offer for each correct answer.

1. In October 1988 Bradford knocked Sunderland out in the first round of the FA Youth Cup; what was the final score?

2. Which winger did Sunderland sign from Bradford in March 1997?

3. At which ground was the 1986 Full Members Cup fixture between the two sides held?

4. Who scored Sunderland’s winner when they beat Bradford 2-1 in 2018?

5. Kevin Phillips’ Boxing Day hat-trick at Valley Parade came in which year?

Bradford Bulls v York City Knights - Betfred Championship
Round 1, question 3; can you name this stadium?
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Round 2: Top Ten - the 2020-21 Football League Trophy campaign

The Bradford tie on Tuesday forms part of Sunderland’s defence of a trophy they won last season, and Round 2 has ten questions on that success with each one worth a point.

1. Who scored Sunderland’s first goal in the competition, during a 8-1 defeat of Aston Villa U21s?

2. Which goalkeeper made his Sunderland debut in the game?

3. What was the final score in the group match against Carlisle United?

4. Who beat Sunderland in their final group game?

5. True or false; Sunderland’s second round defeat of Oldham Athletic was Lee Johnson’s first win as head coach?

6. Who did Sunderland beat in the third round of the competition?

7. Which player scored an own goal for Sunderland as they went on the beat MK Dons 3-0?

8. Which loan player made their Sunderland debut in that match?

9. Which player had to come off during the first half of the final against Tranmere Rovers due to injury?

10. Who was an unused substitute for Sunderland in the final despite having at that point not made his debut for the club?

Sunderland v Tranmere Rovers - Papa John’s Trophy Final
The Lads on their way to winning last season’s Papa John’s Trophy
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Round 3: 3-4-3

Now onto the final round, where the first three questions are worth one point each, the next four are worth two points each and the final three are all worth three points each (20 points in total).

1. Sunderland were due to play which side on Boxing Day this year, before the fixture was changed so that it could be broadcast on television?

2. Due to changes to the rules, how many substitutes did Sunderland name for the Carabao Cup tie with Queens Park Rangers?

3. Which club have Sunderland been drawn to play in the next stage of the competition?

4. Following his departure from Sunderland, who were the next club to be managed by Denis Smith?

5. In May 1974 Sunderland visited Elland Road to play in a testimonial for which Leeds United player?

6. Which striker did Sunderland sign from Arsenal in December 1983?

7. The first game of the Lawrie McMenemy era was a 2-0 home defeat to which side?

8. Which team beat Sunderland in the two-legged FA Youth Cup final of 1965-66?

9. Sunderland won the competition the following season after beating Birmingham City; what was the aggregate score?

10. Who scored a hat-trick for Sunderland in the final as they won the trophy again in 1968-69?

Soccer - Oxford United Photocall
Round 3, question 4; Denis Smith in his Oxford United days, but where did he first go after leaving Sunderland?
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Round 1: The Opponents – Bradford City

1. 3-1

2. Chris Waddle

3. Odsal Stadium

4. Jack Baldwin

5. 2000

Round 2: Top Ten - the 2020-21 Football League Trophy campaign

1. Charlie Wyke

2. Remi Matthews

3. 5-3

4. Fleetwood Town

5. True

6. Port Vale

7. Dean Lewington

8. Jordan Jones

9. Tom Flanagan

10. Ross Stewart

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Doncaster Rovers

2. Nine

3. Arsenal

4. Bristol City

5. Billy Bremner

6. Lee Chapman

7. Blackburn Rovers

8. Arsenal

9. 2-0

10. Paddy Lowrey


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