Sunderland v Newcastle quiz - some happy memories!

Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips celebrate on Tyneside
Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips celebrate on Tyneside
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Here’s a derby quiz looking back at games between Sunderland and Newcastle United around the turn of the century.

It’s not THAT long ago!

What do you remember of a golden era for Sunderland - especially on Tyneside?

The answers are at the bottom.

1 In April, 1997, Sunderland drew 1-1 at St James’s Park. Three of their players had previously played for Newcastle - who were they?

2 Which Pole played for Sunderland and which Czech keeper was on the bench for Newcastle?

3 Which South American striker started both that season’s derbies on the bench for Newcastle?

4 Sunderland had different goalkeepers for those derbies, with the initials TC and LP. Who were they?

5 On August 25, 1999, Sunderland won 2-1 at St James’s Park. Who was preferred to Alan Shearer in the Newcastle starting XI?

6 Shearer did get on as a second half sub. Which SM did he replace?

7 Name the Dane and Swede in Sunderland’s team.

8 On November 18, 2000, Sunderland won 2-1 on Tyneside again. Which Tyneside-born player netted for Sunderland?

9 And which Tyneside-born player had a penalty saved after Niall Quinn had put the Black Cats ahead?

10 The derby on Wearside that season ended 1-1 after goals from which PC and AO?

Here are the answers ...

1 Paul Bracewell, Chris Waddle and David Kelly, 2 Dariusz Kubicki and Pavel Srnicek, 3 Faustino Asprilla, 4 Tony Coton and Lionel Perez, 5 Paul Robinson, 6 Silvio Maric, 7 Thomas Sorensen and Stefan Schwarz, 8 Don Hutchison, 9 Alan Shearer (who else!), 10 Patrice Carteron and Andy O’Brien