Sunderland games against Manchester City, Boro, Everton and Spurs moved for TV

Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe

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Four of Sunderland's opening five Premier League games have been switched for live television coverage.

The Black Cats' encounters against Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Everton and Spurs have all been rearranged - leaving the trip to Southampton as the only clash in the first month of the season which will be a traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off.

The opening day clash at the Etihad, against new Man City boss Pep Guardiola, will now take place at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 13.

The Wear-Tees derby against Boro has been moved to Sunday, August 21 (kick-off 1.30pm) in the first Stadium of Light encounter of the campaign.

And the home game against Everton - now on Monday September 12 (kick-off 8pm) - and trip to Spurs - now Sunday, September 18 (kick-off 4.30pm) have also been rearranged.