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Sunderland lead Man City at half-time in cup final

Sunderland are 1-0 up against Manchester City at half-time in the Capital One Cup final thanks to a Fabio Borini strike.

Sunderland's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring their first goal of the game. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport
Sunderland fans celebrate in the stands after Borini scores. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Man City and Sunderland fans arrive at Wembley

Manchester City and Sunderland fans are arriving at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Capital One Cup final this afternoon.

A police officer takes a picture of Sunderland fans outside Wembley. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Manchester City and Sunderland fans on Wembley Way. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Sunderland fan's Mark Walker and Jamie Walker outside Wembley. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Harlow MP brands Sunderland fans 'scumbag football hooligans'

Harlow MP Robert Halfron faced a backlash from Twitter users today after he branded visiting Sunderland fans as "scumbag football hooligans".

The tweet was accompanied by a photograph of rubbish in the streets; the apparent aftermath of a mass gathering on the streets of central London:

It comes after many social media site users posted pictures of Covent Garden looking even more busy than usual on Saturday night.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman has confirmed that they were not aware of any trouble but they did make one arrest.

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Sunderland fans make London Red and White

Sunderland fans descended on London last night ahead of today's League Cup Final against Manchester City.

The Red and White army gathered in Covent Garden to look ahead to the big match. Several fans dressed up as the club's legendary manager Bob Stokoe, who won the FA Cup for the Black Cats in 1973. Simon O'Rourke reports.

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Central London swamped by football fans ahead of final

Sunderland fans descended upon Covent Garden in central London last night ahead of their team's League Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium today.

Man guilty of attempted murder of girlfriend

Donovan Golding from Wembley attacked his girlfriend with a kitchen knife Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man from Wembley has been found guilty of attempted murder after attacking his girlfriend with a kitchen knife. Donovan Golding stabbed Nicolita Ghete during an argument at her home in Harrow. The court heard she almost died of her injuries, and only the quick response of the police saved her.

Ms Ghete received multiple knife wounds to the hands, torso and neck - the most serious injuries being the ones to the back. She is now paralysed for life from the chest down. Golding will be sentenced on 26 February at Harrow Crown Court.

Sgt Ruby Kadiri of Harrow police, who led the investigation, said:

“I am pleased with the verdict today but my first thought is for the victim in this case who now faces a life with a disability caused by a violent ex-partner who could not accept that his controlling relationship was over.

"He brutally attempted to kill Nicolita and then tried to claim a case of self-defence. I am happy for Nicolita that Golding has been found guilty and I would encourage anybody suffering from domestic violence to have confidence in police and come forward to report it.”

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