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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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