Sunderland: A very proud community gets behind their boys

Cup fever has caused red and white madness across Wearside Photo: ITV News

Cup Final fever has been sweeping across the city. The fans and the club have paid for a huge banner to be made, and the giant flag will be displayed to the watching world at Wembley.

The huge banner that will be on display for the world to see this Sunday Credit: ITV News

Some people have also decorated their cars for their occasion and in one school children even turned red and white ahead of Sunday's game.

Pupils at St Benet's primary school have been getting dressed up for the occasion Credit: ITV News

The City's mayor and mayoress joined the children in their singing and celebrations and Sunderland's spirits - as well as expectations - are high ahead of Sunday's cup final.

The city's mayor and mayoress joined in on the celebrations Credit: ITV News

Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the last minute preparations below.