Sunderland fans face travel disruption after Tottenham game switched to lunchtime kick-off

Action from Sunderland v Tottenham in September
Action from Sunderland v Tottenham in September

Sunderland fans face an early start if they want to watch their side take on Tottenham Hotspur in the new year after the kick-off time was switched for TV.

The game, which takes place on January 16, will now kick off at the slightly earlier time of 12.45pm after being selected for live transmission by BT Sport.

It will mean an early start for fans wishing to travel to the capital for the White Hart Lane clash.

Ticket details for Sunderland supporters will be confirmed in due course.

The reverse game, which Spurs won 1-0 back in September at the Stadium of Light, was also switched for TV and caused problems for fans as it clashed with the Great North Run.