Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke was at Wembley with Sunderland fans for ITV News Tyne Tees.
Thousands of fans have travelled to Wembley. The Black Cats are the underdogs - but this is Sunderland, and anything could happen.
Cup Final fever has been sweeping across Sunderland as fans and the club head to Wembley hoping to achieve a historic victory once more.
Freddy Shepherd has told ITV News Tyne Tees that the controversy surrounding Alan Pardew's headbutt of Hull's David Meyler will follow him for the rest of his life.
Speaking about the incident, the former Newcastle United owner said: "He has got that for the rest of his life. That will be on his back for the rest of his life."
In the interview, Freddy Shepherd also made it clear that he does not want to see Alan Pardew lose his job.
The Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has said that the level of support from the fans could prove vital in his team's bid to maintain their Premier League status.
"The connection between the team and the fans is getting stronger and stronger and that will help us to stay up", he said.
His comments come after tens of thousands of Sunderland fans travelled to Wembley to watch their team in the League Cup Final. It would have been the club's first major trophy since 1973 but on the day they lost 3-1 to Manchester City.
Alan Pardew has apologised to Newcastle fans after he headbutted Hull City's David Meyler on Saturday.
He also apologised to Meyler and "everyone at Hull".
Newcastle fans have called upon manager Alan Pardew to "lead by example" as he awaits a call from the Football Association.
Pardew seems certain to be hit with an FA charge after allegedly head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during his side's 4-1 victory at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
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"Pardew does seem to stand on the touchline for virtually the whole match.
Some people say he loves being the centre of attention. I don't know if that's true or whether he just wants to have the best view of the game.
But whatever it is, you look to the manager to lead by example and when you have fans running on the pitch, like one did during the Sunderland game and he ends up in court and fined, it does leave the club open to criticism.
For me, the saddest thing is Newcastle played better than they have for about two months, but naturally all anybody wants to talk about is that incident."
Fabio Borini has donated the shirt he was wearing at the match against Manchester City to charity. The player, who scored within the first ten minutes, is giving the shirt to @BarrowForMarrow raising money for The Anthony Nolan Trust.
Hi rob! @barrowformarrow Erin told me about u & Charlie last yr. Id like to donate my match shirt from yesterday to your cause. ? good luck!
TELEGRAPH City were deservedly trailing at the break, failing to match the hunger of Gus Poyet’s gutsy, well-organised Sunderland.
GUARDIAN Sunderland had given everything and deserved the lead that Fabio Borini had supplied 10 minutes.
DAILY MAIL Sunderland created good chances.
JOURNAL Proud Gus Poyet urges Sunderland to survive and prosper in FA Cup.
NORTHERN ECHO Each and every Black Cats player dared for as long as they could.
Vito Mannone said he can't fault anyone in the Sunderland team and added that they were spot on. The goalkeeper said the Black Cats are proud.
Gus Poyet spoke to Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke about how proud he is of Sunderland fans and his team.