West Ham United’s Premier League clash has been moved to Thursday, January 4.

The fixture will be shown on Sky Sports, with a kick-off time of 8pm.

The Wembley meeting with the Hammers cross-city rivals had originally been set for a New Year’s Eve.

However, the Safety Advisory Group at Wembley could only safely recommend a maximum 43,000 if the game was played on December 31.

Following extensive discussion between various stakeholders, a decision was taken to move the fixture to allow more spectators to attend.

Ticket allocations will be announced in due course, and West Ham have taken the chance to apologise for any inconvenience.