SUNDERLAND AFC is reminding fans that tonight’s match kicks off at 7.45pm rather than 8pm – and to leave time to collect tickets.
There had been some confusion, with some fans believing the match kicked off later than scheduled.
The club said the high turnout also meant it was important for fans to arrive in plenty of time.
In a statement, it said: “The club is reminding fans that game is not a live TV fixture and will therefore kick off at 7.45pm, not 8pm.
A crowd in excess of 43,000 is expected at the Stadium of Light for the big game and fans should arrive as early as possible with queues anticipated at ticket collection points and entry points.
“There will be no cash turnstiles in operation due to the limited number of tickets remaining, however tickets can be purchased from the stadium’s ticket office. Once again, fans are urged to arrive early as the stadium will be exceptionally busy.”