STOKE CITY have today received confirmation of the date and kick-off time for the forthcoming Capital One Cup clash against Sunderland.
The 3rd round encounter will take place at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday 23rd September, with a 7:45pm start time.
The Potters were drawn out of the hat against their Premier League rivals following the conclusion of the 2nd round fixtures on Wednesday evening.
Mark Hughes' side secured a comfortable passage through courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Portsmouth, whilst the Black cats overcame Championship side Birmingham City by the same scoreline thanks to a trio of late goals.
It will be the first of two meetings between the two sides in ten days, with the first Premier League encounter of the season scheduled for Saturday 4th October in the North East.
Ticket details for the Capital One Cup fixture will be announced right here on stokecityfc.com in due course.