Sports quiz of the week: Mo Salah, Rory McIlroy, NBA and Steve Bruce

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<span>Photograph: Soccrates Images/Getty Images</span>
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  1. Newcastle’s match against Spurs last weekend was Steve Bruce’s 1,000th – and perhaps his last – as a manager. Which club gave Bruce his first job in management, back in August 1998?

    1. Birmingham City

    2. Huddersfield Town

    3. Wigan Athletic

    4. Sheffield United

  2. Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has managed United for 104 league games, winning 194 points in the process. How many points did Jürgen Klopp win in his first 104 league games as Liverpool manager?

    1. 184

    2. 196

    3. 205

    4. 220

  3. Mohamed Salah has scored in Liverpool’s last nine games, setting a new club record in the process. Which player once scored in 21 straight league games?

    1. Gerd Müller

    2. Dixie Dean

    3. Stan Mortenson

    4. Lionel Messi

  4. Rory McIlroy won his 20th PGA Tour title at the weekend. Two golfers are tied at the top of the all-time leaderboard with 82 titles each: Tiger Woods and ...

    1. Jack Nicklaus

    2. Arnold Palmer

    3. Nick Faldo

    4. Sam Snead

  5. Bournemouth and Derby have the best defensive records in the Championship this season. Why is that surprising?

    1. They played out a 3-3 draw in midweek

    2. Both teams have been without their first-choice goalkeepers all season

    3. They had the worst defensive records last season

    4. They are top and bottom of the table

  6. The NBA season began this week. Where was the reigning MVP born?

    1. Lithuania

    2. Serbia

    3. China

    4. USA

  7. Which of these clubs is top of their domestic league, top of their Champions League group, and yet to lose a match this season?

    1. Liverpool

    2. Bayern Munich

    3. RB Salzburg

    4. Real Sociedad

  8. England v Germany Women&#39;s International Friendlies football match, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 09 Nov 2019&lt;br&gt;Editorial Use Only
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lynne Cameron for The FA/REX/Shutterstock (10470331ay)
Ellen White of England celebrates scoring England?s only goal
England v Germany Women&#39;s International Friendlies football match, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 09 Nov 2019
    England v Germany Women's International Friendlies football match, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 09 Nov 2019
    Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lynne Cameron for The FA/REX/Shutterstock (10470331ay) Ellen White of England celebrates scoring England?s only goal England v Germany Women's International Friendlies football match, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 09 Nov 2019

    England are playing Northern Ireland in a Women's World Cup qualifier on Saturday. What makes the game particularly special?

    1. It will be the first game for England's new manager, who is from Northern Ireland

    2. If Northern Ireland win, they will qualify for their first Women's World Cup

    3. It will be England's first competitive game at Wembley Stadium

    4. There have been more tickets sold to Northern Ireland fans than England fans

  9. What was unusual about the football boots Paul Pogba wore during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League in midweek?

    1. They were completely black, with no sponsor, brand name or markings

    2. They belonged to his manager – as Pogba forgot to bring his own boots

    3. They were vegan

    4. They were for two left feet

  10. James Milner picked up his 86th assist in the Premier League on Saturday. Which player has set up more goals in the Premier League than anyone else?

    1. Cesc Fàbregas

    2. James Milner

    3. Frank Lampard

    4. Ryan Giggs

Solutions

1:D - Bruce has been working in football, as a player or manager, for the last 43 seasons. He almost gave up on a career in the game as a boy, having been turned down by various clubs – including Newcastle, who he supported. He eventually signed for Gillingham in the third tier and worked his way to Manchester United, where he won three Premier League titles. He also won four promotions to the Premier League as a manager. , 2:B - Despite all the noise about Solskjær, he has won just two points fewer than Klopp after the same number of games. , 3:D - Messi holds the record for scoring in consecutive games in La Liga (21); Müller holds it in the Bundesliga (16); Gabriel Batistuta holds it in Serie A (11 games); and Jimmy Dunne – who scored in 12 straight Sheffield United games in the 1931-32 season – holds the record in the English top flight., 4:D - Snead won his last title at the age of 52, so McIlroy has time on his side to catch up. , 5:D - Derby have only conceded nine goals in their first 13 games of the season but they are bottom of the table thanks to a 12-point deduction and their own inability to find the net. , 6:B - Nikola Jokic was voted the Most Valuable Player last season. The Greek player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, won the award in 2020 and 2019., 7:C - Salzburg have played 18 games so far this season, won 16 of them and drawn the other two. , 8:C - England have hosted friendlies at the national stadium before but not a competitive game., 9:C - Pogba and Stella McCartney designed the boots together in lockdown. , 10:D - Giggs set up 162 goals in his 632 league games for Manchester United. He has also won more titles than anyone else (13).

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week

  2. 2 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week

  3. 3 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week

  4. 4 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week

  5. 5 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  6. 6 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  7. 7 and above.

    Sensational stuff. Have a great weekend

  8. 8 and above.

    Sensational stuff. Have a great weekend

  9. 9 and above.

    Sensational stuff. Have a great weekend

  10. 0 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week

  11. 10 and above.

    A perfect score. Sensational stuff. Have a great weekend

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