Update ahead of game at St James' Park.
Sunderland AFC has confirmed today that applications for tickets for the forthcoming Tyne-Wear derby have exceeded the allocation available.
As the fixture has been oversubscribed, unfortunately not all applicants will be successful in obtaining tickets. Successful applicants will have their tickets posted or ready for collection from 9am on Friday 17th January 2014.
The game will take place on Saturday 1st February 2014, kicking off at 12.45pm. All Sunderland supporters attending the fixture are required to travel on officially endorsed transport, full details of which will be confirmed in the near future.