Sunderland AFC 2014 Premier League fixtures confirmed

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland will kick-off their 2014/15 season with a trip to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion on the 16th of August.

Poyet's men will be the first test for the new Baggies manager Alan Irvine as he makes his managerial debut in the Premier League

Along with West Brom, Sunderland also take on QPR (away) and Burnley (away) inside their opening five fitures, and with these teams likely to be in and around the relegation fight, this could set the tone for the rest of Sunderland's season. 

The first of the two hotly contested Tyne/Wear derby fixtures will be played at St James' Park on the 20th of December, before Sunderland welcome their bitter rivals to the Stadium of Light on the 4th of April. 

Expect both of these fixtures to be re-scheduled to the Sunday of the given week for both television and policing reasons. 

The FA may yet face some criticism for scheduling the first of the two North East derbies on December the 20th. The fixture falls on what is known as 'Black Eye Weekend' in the region (the last weekend before Christmas) and this time of year is notorious for an inflated number of alcohol related arrests. 

It will no doubt be a busy weekend for Northumbria Police - although hopefully no horses will be harmed on this occasion.

Other key dates in the calender include a home tie against Hull City on Boxing Day before travelling south to the Etihad on New Year's Day to face champions Manchester City.

Sunderland will wrap up their 2014/15 Premier League campaign with a tough trip to face Joe Mourinho's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the 24th of May. 

Here are the full list of fixtures;

  Home Team Away TeamTime
Sat 16 Aug 2014 West Brom v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 23 Aug 2014 Sunderland v Man Utd 15:00
Sat 30 Aug 2014 Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 13 Sep 2014 Sunderland v Tottenham 15:00
Sat 20 Sep 2014 Burnley v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 27 Sep 2014 Sunderland v Swansea 15:00
Sat 04 Oct 2014 Sunderland v Stoke 15:00
Sat 18 Oct 2014 Southampton v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 25 Oct 2014 Sunderland v Arsenal 15:00
Sat 01 Nov 2014 C. Palace v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 08 Nov 2014 Sunderland v Everton 15:00
Sat 22 Nov 2014 Leicester City v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 29 Nov 2014 Sunderland v Chelsea 15:00
Wed 03 Dec 2014 Sunderland v Man City 19:45
Sat 06 Dec 2014 Liverpool v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 13 Dec 2014 Sunderland v West Ham 15:00
Sat 20 Dec 2014 Newcastle v Sunderland 15:00
Fri 26 Dec 2014 Sunderland v Hull City 15:00
Sun 28 Dec 2014 Aston Villa v Sunderland 15:00
Thu 01 Jan 2015 Man City v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 10 Jan 2015 Sunderland v Liverpool 15:00
Sat 17 Jan 2015 Tottenham v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 31 Jan 2015 Sunderland v Burnley 15:00
Sat 07 Feb 2015 Swansea v Sunderland 15:00
Wed 11 Feb 2015 Sunderland v Queens Park Rangers 19:45
Sat 21 Feb 2015 Sunderland v West Brom 15:00
Sat 28 Feb 2015 Man Utd v Sunderland 15:00
Tue 03 Mar 2015 Hull City v Sunderland 19:45
Sat 14 Mar 2015 Sunderland v Aston Villa 15:00
Sat 21 Mar 2015 West Ham v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 04 Apr 2015 Sunderland v Newcastle 15:00
Sat 11 Apr 2015 Sunderland v C. Palace 15:00
Sat 18 Apr 2015 Arsenal v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 25 Apr 2015 Stoke v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 02 May 2015 Sunderland v Southampton 15:00
Sat 09 May 2015 Everton v Sunderland 15:00
Sat 16 May 2015 Sunderland v Leicester City 15:00
Sun 24 May 2015 Chelsea v Sunderland 15:00

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