Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said he hopes Beyonce fans have a good time tonight - and likened the huge concert to the Black Cats win against Chelsea.
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Middlesbrough's first home game of the new Premier League season 2016/17 will be against Stoke City at the Riverside. They'll face Sunderland in the Wear - Tees derby in their first away match on Saturday the 20th of August.
- SAT 13 AUG 2016: Stoke City K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 20 AUG 2016: Sunderland K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 27 AUG 2016: West Bromwich Albion K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 10 SEP 2016: Crystal Palace K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 17 SEP 2016: Everton K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 24 SEP 2016: Tottenham Hotspur K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 01 OCT 2016: West Ham United K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 15 OCT 2016: Watford K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 22 OCT 2016: Arsenal K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT29 OCT 2016: Bournemouth K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 05 NOV 2016: Manchester City K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 19 NOV 2016: Chelsea K.O 15:00 (H)
- SAT 26 NOV 2016: Leicester City K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 03 DEC 2016: Hull City K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 10 DEC 2016: Southampton K.O. 15:00 (A)
- TUE 13 DEC 2016: Liverpool K.O. 19:45 (H)
- SAT 17 DEC 2016: Swansea City K.O. 15:00 (H)
- MON 26 DEC 2016: Burnley K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 31 DEC 2016: Manchester United K.O. 15:00 (A)
- MON 02 JAN 2017: Leicester City K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 14 JAN 2017: WatfordBarclays K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 21JAN 2017: West Ham United K.O. 15:00 (H)
- TUE 31JAN 2017: West Bromwich Albion K.O. 19:45 (H)
- SAT 04 FEB 2017: Tottenham Hotspur K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 11 FEB 2017: Everton K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 25 FEB 2017: Crystal Palace K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 04 MAR 2017: Stoke City K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 11 MAR 2017: Sunderland K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 18 MAR 2017: Manchester United K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 01 APR 2017: Swansea City K.O. 15:00 (A)
- TUE 04 APR 2017: Hull City K.O. 19:45 (A)
- SAT 08 APR 2017: Burnley K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 15 APR 2017: Arsenal K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 22 APR 2017: Bournemouth K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 29 APR 2017: Manchester City K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SAT 0 6MAY 2017: Chelsea K.O. 15:00 (A)
- SAT 13 MAY 2017: Southampton K.O. 15:00 (H)
- SUN 21 MAY 2017: Liverpool K.O. 15:00 (A)
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Sunderland will take on Manchester City in the opening game of the 2016/17 season.
They'll finish the season with another away trip to Chelsea.
Middlesbrough are to take on Stoke at the Riverside in their first Premier League match of 2016.
They'll finish the season with an away game at Liverpool.
The fixtures have just been released for the 2016/17 season.
The new Premier League fixtures are to be revealed this morning (15th June) at 9am.
Sunderland and newly promoted Middlesbrough will find out who they'll face at the start of the new season.
It has already been confirmed that there will be international breaks as England attempt to qualify for the World Cup.
These will be on the following weekends:
- 29 August - 4 September
- 3-15 October
- 7-13 November
- 20-26 March 2017
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has signed a contract extension with the club.
The 33-year-old, who scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Black Cats last season, has extended his deal by another year until 2019.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said:
Jermain is one of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the Premier League and is a player that every manager would want to have in their team.
He proved that beyond doubt last season by scoring 15 league goals, he is in fantastic physical condition and we are very pleased that we have been able to extend his stay with us.
Defoe, who joined the club from Toronto FC in 2014, was voted Player of the Year by Sunderland supporters.
Sunderland have reportedly tabled an £11million bid for West Ham striker Diafra Sahko.
The Senegal international joined Hammers in August 2014 under then manager Sam Allardyce. A move to the Stadium of Light would reunite the forward with his former boss.
Sahko has made 43 appearances in the Premier League so far, scoring 15 goals.
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