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Roker Report’s Brainbusters: Time for another stack of Sunderland questions in our weekly quiz

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Round 1: The Opponents – Accrington Stanley

With a point available for each question, this first round is all about Sunderland’s history with yesterday’s opposition: Accrington Stanley

1. What was the score when Sunderland beat Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup in 2019?

2. Who opened the scoring in the game?

3. Which current Sunderland player made their debut for the club in that match?

4. What had the score been when heavy rain and a waterlogged pitch led to a game between the two clubs in December 2018 being abandoned?

5. Which loan forward scored their only goal for Sunderland in the rearranged fixture later that season?

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Struggling with Round 1 question 5? Here’s a clue...
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Round 2: Top 10 – The internationals

Last week we quizzed you on the Sunderland players that were called up for the latest international break– but were you paying attention to how they fared while on duty for their national sides? There’s a point on offer for each correct answer.

1. Niall Huggins came on as a substitute for Wales’ U21s when he replaced Sam Pearson. Who does Pearson play club football for?

2. Wales won the game against hosts Bulgaria – what was the final score?

3. Dennis Cirkin made his England U20s debut on Monday against which side?

4. The game finished in a 6-1 win for England, but where was it held?

5. Bailey Wright watched from the bench as his Australian teammates beat China and which other nation?

6. Tom Flanagan came on as a substitute in Northern Ireland’s 4-1 win over Lithuania. Which two former Sunderland players also came on in the match?

7. Three days later Flanagan then played the full match against Estonia. The son of which former Sunderland goalkeeper played in the game?

8. In which position did Callum Doyle play for England during their U19s win over Italy?

9. Against which country did he then come on as a substitute, replacing Luke Mbete from parent club Manchester City, later in the week?

10. What was the final score in that game?

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Round 2, question 1; replaced by Niall Huggins, but who does Sam Pearson play his club football for?
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Round 3: 3-4-3

We mix things up now in the final round, 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. Which team are Sunderland due to visit next Saturday?

2. Next weekend’s hosts are currently managed by which former Sunderland boss?

3. Which League Two side has Jack Diamond recently re-joined on loan?

4. Former Sunderland caretaker boss Robbie Stockdale was appointed manager at which club earlier this year?

5. Which club did George Dobson join over the summer following his departure from Sunderland?

6. Who did Sunderland beat in their 1973 FA Cup semi-final?

7. During the 2008-09 season, Kenwyne Jones was joint top league scorer for Sunderland alongside which other striker?

8. Jones was top scorer overall, however. How many goals did he score in total during the campaign?

9. Which club did Carl Robinson leave to join Sunderland in 2004?

10. Against which side did Robinson then make his debut for the Lads?

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Round 3, question 8; how many goals for Kenwyne during 2008-09?
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Answers

Round 1: The Opponents – Accrington Stanley

1. 3-1

2. Marc McNulty

3. Lee Burge

4. 1-1

5. Kazaiah Sterling

Round 2: Top Ten – The internationals

1. Bristol City

2. 4-0

3. Romania U20

4. St. George’s Park

5. Vietnam

6. Kyle Lafferty and Jordan Jones

7. Mart Poom

8. Left-back

9. Germany

10. 0-0

Round 3: 3-4-3

1. Fleetwood Town

2. Simon Grayson

3. Harrogate Town

4. Rochdale

5. Charlton Athletic

6. Arsenal

7. Djibril Cisse

8. 12

9. Portsmouth

10. Wimbledon

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