Christmas Quiz 2021 Answers

Hi to all

Here are the answers to our Christmas Quiz 2021. Once again our thanks to Dave Burkinshaw for compiling our second Christmas Quiz.

I’m sure like me most of you are looking forward to the next one.


Senior Blades Christmas Quiz 2021

Apart from question 1 all the questions relate to events about United’s Boxing Day league games

  1. United’s final Christmas Day game took place in 1958 with the Blades winning 2-1. However, this game marked the last match in charge for which United manager ?

Joe Mercer

  1. United seemed to have had too much Christmas pudding in 1963 when they trailed 3-0 at Nottingham Forest after 17 minutes . In a marvellous second half fightback United ended up drawing 3-3 with which young Blades’ and future England international striker scoring twice ?

Mick Jones

3.Boxing Day 2014 saw United lose 2-1 in terrible weather at Port Vale . United’s cause wasn’t helped by the sending off of which player just before half-time ?

Chris Basham

  1. The last time fans attended to Bramall Lane to see United play on Boxing Day was the 1-1 draw with Watford . Who scored United’s goal from the penalty-spot ?

Ollie Norwood

  1. Boxing Day 2012 saw United claim a comfortable 3-0 home win against Scunthorpe United . Who opened the scoring for the Blades in the fourth minute but later in the game suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury which kept him out of action for the rest of the season ?

Shaun Miller

  1. Which legendary Blades’ centre forward made his debut for the club on Boxing Day 1957 and scored in a 4-2 home win against Blackburn Rovers ?

Derek Pace

  1. On consecutive Boxing Days in 2003 and 2004 United were away to the same opponents and on each occasion returned home with three points ? Who were these opponents ?

Coventry City

8. Since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992 United have played five times on Boxing Day and not won any of these games and only scored one goal . Which team has beaten United twice in these in five games ?

Manchester City

  1. A crowd of 42,752 were at Bramall Lane on Boxing Day 1966 to see the Blades beat eventual League Champions , Manchester United 2-1 . Which two players scored for the Blades ?

Mick Jones and Alan Birchenall

  1. One of the teams relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2016/17 season were the visitors to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day 2017 . United won 3-0 but
  2. a) who were the opponents ?


  1. b) which three players scored for United ?

John Lundstram, Richard Stearman and George Baldock

  1. During their six years in League One during the 2010s one team were Bramall Lane’s boxing Day visitors on two occasions . Who was this team ?

Oldham Athletic

  1. The memorable 1970/71 season saw eventual Division Two champions visit the Lane on Boxing Day 1970. United won 2-1 but :
  2. a) who was in goal for City ?

Peter Shilton

  1. b) which United player scored yet another memorable goal ?

Alan Woodward (other United goal was an own goal by City’s David Nish)

Scoring :

1 point each for questions 1 to 8 and 11

2 points for questions 9 and 12

4 points for question 10

Total points available 17