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Saturday 22 December 2012

Premier League Christmas Quiz: Answers

We gave you a list of 20 questions to test your footballing knowledge; here are the answers

  • How good is your Barclays Premier League knowledge?

On Christmas Day we compiled a Barclays Premier League Christmas quiz for your enjoyment. The answers are in bold below.

Christmas Quiz Answers

1/ Which of the following players has been involved in the north London, Tyne-Wear, Merseyside and Manchester derbies?
a) Niall Quinn b) Louis Saha c) Joey Barton d) Andy Cole

2/ On the opening weekend of the Premier League’s inaugural season, 1992/93, Sheffield United forward Brian Deane scored the first goal in the competition’s history. Which team did the Blades beat 2-1 on that day?
a) Nottingham Forest b) Liverpool c) Manchester United d) Arsenal

3/ With a total of 18, which two teams have the most home-grown players registered in their Barclays Premier League squads (excluding the U21 players list)?
a) Norwich and Stoke
b) Arsenal and Swansea c) Liverpool and Norwich d) Swansea and Stoke

4/ Which club have conceded the most goals in Premier League history with 1,045*?
a) Everton b) Manchester City c) Tottenham Hotspur d) Aston Villa

5/ Which club have had the most red cards in Premier League history with 78*?
a) Arsenal b) Stoke City c) Chelsea d) Blackburn Rovers

6/ Who are the oldest current Premier League club?
a) Arsenal b) Stoke City c) West Bromwich Albion d) Everton

7/ With 48 points which side accumulated the most points away from home in a single Barclays Premier League season?
a) Arsenal in 2003/04 b) Chelsea 2004/05 c) Manchester United 2006/07 d) Manchester City 2011/12

8/ Who were the only club to go all 12 matches of this season’s inaugural Barclays Under-21 Premier League qualifying group stage unbeaten?
a) Arsenal b) Liverpool c) West Ham United d) Manchester United

9/ Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s record goalscorer with how many goals
a) 200 b) 220 c) 240 d) 260

10/ With 34 goals apiece which two strikers hold the joint-record for the most Premier League goals scored in a 42-match season?
a) Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers 1994/95)/Andy Cole
(Newcastle United 1993/94) b) Les Ferdinand/Ian Wright c) Thierry Henry/Michael Owen d) Andy Cole/Les Ferdinand

11/ Which player scored the first hat-trick in the Premier League?
a) Teddy Sheringham b) Mike Newell c) Alan Shearer d) Eric Cantona

12/ Who was the 2002/03 PFA Player of the Year?
a) Eric Cantona b) Paul McGrath c) Alan Shearer d) Les Ferdinand

13/ Which player scored the 20,000th Premier League goal?

a) Raheem Sterling b) Marc Albrighton c) Yohan Cabaye d) Robin van Persie

14/ Which of the following Barclays Premier League goalkeepers is not among the top ten overall Fantasy Premier League points-scorers

a) Petr Cech b) Brad Friedel c) Tim Howard d) Pepe Reina

15/ Which player, currently playing in the Barclays Premier League, holds the record for most Fantasy Premier league points (284) in a single season?

a) Frank Lampard (in 2009/10) b) Steven Gerrard c) Robin van Persie d) Wayne Rooney

16/ When Jon Reeson was crowned Fantasy Premier League Champion 2009/10 he recorded the highest tally in a single season. What was his points total?
a) 2,658pts? b) 2,668pts? c) 2,678pts?  d) 2,688pts?

17/ Which Fantasy Premier League player currently has the best points-per-minute average of all-time?

a) Papis Demba Cisse (0.0949) b) Robin van Persie c) Frank Lampard d) Michu

18/ Which player recorded the single biggest Fantasy Premier League price increase during a season?

a) Ronaldo in 2006/07 (+£2.2m) b) Richard Dunne in 2007/08 c) Didier Drogba in 2009/10? or d) Leighton Baines in 2010/11

19/ Which of the following sides did not finish in the top five at the end of the inaugural Barclays Premier League campaign in 1992/93?
a)  QPR b) Norwich c) Liverpool  d) Aston Villa

20/ Thierry Henry is the foreigner with the highest Barclays Premier League goal tally? How many goals did he score?
a) 165 b) 175 c) 185  d) 195

* Data accurate on 21 December 2012.

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Key Points

  • Here are 20 questions to test your Barclays Premier League and Fantasy Premier League knowledge
  • Answers will be provided on Boxing Day
  • Merry Chrsitmas and a Happy New Year