Fulham vs Sunderland live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this FA Cup match

Fulham manager Marco Silva reacts during the FA Cup third round match between Hull City and Fulham on 7 January, 2023 at the MKM Stadium in Hull, United Kingdom.
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Fulham vs Sunderland live stream and match preview, Saturday January 28, 3pm GMT

Fulham vs Sunderland live stream and match preview

Looking for a Fulham (opens in new tab) vs Sunderland (opens in new tab) live stream? We've got you covered. Fulham vs Sunderland is not being shown in the UK but is on ESPN in the US. American abroad? Use a VPN to watch the FA Cup with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Fulham face Championship opposition once again in the FA Cup as they welcome Sunderland to Craven Cottage for this fourth round tie.

Marco Silva's Cottagers – who have enjoyed a fine return to the Premier League this season – beat Hull City 2-0 in the previous round to reach this stage for the fourth successive season. Next, they'll be aiming to progress to the fifth round for the first time in six years.

Sunderland have fared similarly well in the league since winning promotion from League One last term, and Tony Mowbray's team will be hoping to claim a big scalp after scoring two stoppage-time goals to defeat League One Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the third round.

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the FA Cup (opens in new tab) wherever you are.

Team news

Marco Silva has named the following Fulham starting 11: (4-2-3-1) Marek Rodak; Kenny Tete, Issa Diop, Layvin Kurzawa, Tosin Adarabioyo; Joao Pahlinha, Tom Cairney; Harry Wilson, Andreas Pereira, Manor Solomon; Carlos Vinicius

Tony Mowbray has named the following Sunderland starting 11: (4-2-3-1) Anthony Patterson; Denver Hume, Daniel Ballard, Danny Batth, Ajibola Alese; Edouard Michut, Dan Neil; Patrick Roberts, Amad Diallo, Jack Clarke; Ross Stewart


Fulham will be hoping to return to winning ways following successive 1-0 league defeats to Newcastle and Tottenham. The Cottagers – who sit seventh in the Premier League table – had won their previous five games in all competitions.

Sunderland's 2-0 home victory over Middlesbrough moved them to within a point of the Championship play-offs. The Black Cats have lost only one of their last seven in league and cup – and, curiously, their last four losses have all come at home.


Michael Salisbury will be the referee for Fulham vs Sunderland.


Fulham vs Sunderland will be played at 25,700-capacity Craven Cottage in London.

Kick-off and channel

Fulham vs Sunderland kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Saturday January 28 in the UK. The game is not being shown live.

In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 7am PT. The match will be shown on ESPN+ in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch FA Cup football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for an FA Cup tie, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the FA Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International FA Cup TV rights

UK: In the UK, FA Cup rights are shared between the two main terrestrial broadcasters, the BBC and ITV.
USA: ESPN+ (opens in new tab) is the home of the FA Cup in the States.
Canada: In Canada, Sportsnet NOW (opens in new tab) is the place to catch the FA Cup action.
Australia: Paramount+ is where you can watch FA Cup matches in Australia.
New Zealand: In New Zealand, Sky Sport have the rights to the FA Cup.

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...