Sunderland to face Everton in final home game of the season

Sunderland will host Everton in their final home game of the season after the postponed fixture was re-arranged for the last week of the season.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 2:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 2:46 pm
Sunderland v Everton has been rearranged

Sam Allardyce's side were due to take on the Toffees at the Stadium of Light last Saturday but the game was postponed as a result of Everton's ongoing FA Cup run - leaving Sunderland with a free weekend ahead of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby.

The Everton game has now been re-arranged for Wednesday, May 11 (kick-off 7.45pm).

It means Sunderland - battling for Premier League survival - face a busy final week of the season as they host Chelsea at home on Saturday, May 7, then Everton the following Wednesday before the final game of the 2016-17 campaign away to Watford on Sunday, May 15.

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A Sunderland statement read: "Any tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new date."

Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter final on Saturday to book their place in the semi-finals at Wembley.