Sunderland fans outside the KC Stadium in Hull were disappointed by their side's 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup quarter final. After last week's trip to Wembley in the League Cup, many said they really thought they would win.
Sunderland's dreams of another cup final were crushed after a 3-0 defeat at Hull City. For ITV Sports match report and highlights** click here**.
Gus Poyet and his team have arrived in Hull ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup quarter final. A victory would give Sunderland another trip to Wembley.
The reality of Sunderland's relegation battle can wait a while longer: fans are dreaming of another trip to Wembley, The club could book their place in the semi-final - which is played at Wembley - if Gus Pouyet's team win at Hull in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke reports.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he has found it difficult this week not to think about his side's crucial Premier League match against Crystal Palace on March 15.
Before that game, the Black Cats face Hull City in their FA Cup quarter-final this weekend.
Sunderland will be away to either Hull or Brighton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, depending on the result of Monday's fifth round tie. The match will take place on the weekend of the 8th March.
Sunderland fans can dare to dream of a Wembley double after victory in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Southampton. Craig Gardner scored after 49 minutes at the Stadium of Light to put his side through to the quarter finals.
The Stadium of Light was less than half full, with attendance of just over 16,000. Gus Poyet had made nine changes to his side. However, they were hardly tested in the match, which ended 1-0.
Sunderland will discover who they will face in the next round on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm.
Sunderland host Southampton in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Manager Gus Poyet said a draw or replay in match would be a real problem as the fixtures stack up.
Sunderland have been drawn at home against Southampton in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The game will be played during the weekend of the 15th and 16th February.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has urged the Football Association to look at changing the fixture schedule to be more accommodating for clubs.
The 52-year-old says the FA Cup is being devalued because of the number of games that teams face during the busy festive period.
The Magpies host fellow Premier League side Cardiff City in the FA Cup Third Round on Saturday.