Manchester City and Wigan fans have begun making their way down Wembley Way for today's FA Cup final, which kicks off at 5:15pm.
Supporters of Lancashire football clubs Manchester City and Wigan have begun their journey to London for the sides' FA Cup final clash.
The teams meet at Wembley at 5.15pm, with coverage starting on ITV at 3:15pm.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has said his team needs to be able to cope with the demands of the both the Premier League and the FA Cup.
He said: "People want to talk about which competition we prefer, we want both. It's clear that we need to cope with the demands of both competitions.
"It's something we want to get through. Reaching the FA Cup final is a momentous moment for the football club."
City are anxious to claim the FA Cup as consolation following their failure to defend the Barclays Premier League title they won last season.
They are odds-on favourites against the Latics, whose progress to the final has been overshadowed by their battle against the drop.
But Mancini is taking no notice of the form book and has warned his team must be on top of their game, much like his old Sampdoria team were then they thrashed Serie B Ancona 6-1 in the second leg of 1994 Coppa Italia final.
He said: "I played Sampdoria-Ancona, Italian Cup, many years ago."In England it is totally different because if you play against team who plays for relegation, if you want to win, you should play not 100, but 200 per cent.
"For them it is the best moment in their life. If you don't play well, if you don't play a good game, you can't win."
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini accepts he could lose his job even if he won the FA Cup - but is thinking only of a long and successful future.
– Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini
I won seven trophies at Inter in four years and they sacked me after four years.This is football. I know football enough to understand this situation.I want to do only my job well, if it is possible, and continue to win every year. This is my target.I don't have other situations where I want to improve. I think it is important for every club to have a manager who can take a lot of decisions about the team, but now it is important we win this trophy.
Mancini's position has been the subject of recurring speculation throughout the season and it may be questioned again if City suffer a shock loss to relegation-threatened Wigan in the final this weekend.
But the Italian has spoken often enough about how confident he feels in the post and we wants to continue bringing silverware to the Etihad Stadium.
Defeating Wigan would bring a third major trophy in three seasons and this is his only concern.
Michael Dawson is determined to exact revenge on Manchester City after their 5-1 hammering of Tottenham at White Hart Lane last season.
Spurs welcome City to north London later, knowing victory is vital if they are to keep up with Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for the top four.
And Tottenham's fans will not need reminding what happened when City rolled in to town last season - an awesome display from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko giving Spurs the worst possible start to the season.
"It will be a tough game for them and hopefully we can put one over them after what happened last season," said Dawson, who led Spurs to a disappointing penalty shoot-out defeat to Basle a week and a half ago.
"They're all important games for us now. We were disappointed after the Basle result but we can't dwell on that.
"We have to move on, now we have six big games left and we have plenty to play for starting on Sunday."
Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe are expected to be in the squad after overcoming their respective ankle and pelvis injuries while Aaron Lennon also has a chance of being available following a knee problem.
Manchester City and Chelsea fans have packed out Wembley Stadium this afternoon as their teams clash for a place in the FA Cup final.
A linesman who told Manchester City players to thank supporters that paid £62 for a ticket at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been stood down from a match tonight, according to The Independent.
John Brooks was caught on camera, after City's 2-0 win against Arsenal, telling Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott: "They've paid 62 quid over there, go and see them."
The body that assigns referees and assistants to games, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, has reportedly punished the linesman for his comment and dropped him from tonight's FA Cup replay between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers.
Dramatic pictures appear to show Manchester City bad boy Mario Balotelli in a physical bust-up with Roberto Mancini, his manager.
The images show the pair tussling and and grabbing each other before they were restrained by colleagues.