Sunderland fixtures 2016/17: The key games

These are the key fixtures for Sunderland fans to put in their diaries.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 8:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 9:23 am
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First game at Stadium of Light: Middlesbrough, August 20, KO 3pm

First away game: Manchester City on August 13, KO 3pm

Middlesbrough away: March 11, KO 3pm

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Boxing Day: Manchester United at Old Trafford, KO 3pm

Final home game: Swansea City, May 13, KO 3pm

Final away game: Chelsea, May 21, KO 3pm

First game in 2017: Liverpool at the Stadium of Light, January 2, KO 3pm