Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is meeting the press at 2pm today ahead of the Boxing Day clash at Manchester City.
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The festive programme sees Sunderland play Manchester City at the Etihad on Boxing Day before the home game with Liverpool at the Stadium of Light four days later.
Sunderland then host Aston Villa at the SOL on January 2.