Premier League 2 play-off final: Everything we know about Crystal Palace v Sunderland U23s - date, kick-off, tickets and stream
Sunderland’s under-23 side have secured their place in the Premier League 2 play-off final – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
A 2-0 win at Stoke City on Monday evening secured the Black Cats’ passage to the final, which means they are now just one game away from promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1.
And here’s everything you need to know ahead of the promotion showdown with Crystal Palace:
When is Crystal Palace v Sunderland U23? What time is kick-off?
The date of the game is yet to be confirmed, however it is expected to take place between Friday, May 21 and Monday, May 24.
Full details will be confirmed in due course, with the Monday evening understood to be a major possibility.
Where will Crystal Palace v Sunderland U23s take place?
Premier League 2 rules state that the play-off final must take place at the main stadium of the club who finished in the higher position during the regular league season.
That club was Crystal Palace, meaning the game will be held at Selhurst Park.
What are the rules for the Premier League 2 play-off final?
The final will be a one-legged fixture with the winner joining Leeds United in achieving promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1.
Extra time and penalties will be played if the scores remain level at the end of normal times.
Sunderland will again be able to include trialists in their ranks and can also field a select number of senior players if required.
Are there any tickets available for the Premier League 2 play-off final?
Fans will be able to attend the game at Selhurst Park after government restrictions eased – meaning up to 10,000 or 25 per cent of a stadium’s capacity (whichever is lower) can be opened.
Crystal Palace are yet to confirm ticketing details for this fixture.
Will there be a live stream of Crystal Palace v Sunderland U23?
It is yet to be confirmed whether the game will be available to stream.
However, Crystal Palace have already broadcast a number of their Premier League 2 games this season.