The statue of Bob Stokoe at the Stadium of Light.

Daring to dream for an historic victory

Thousands of fans have travelled to Wembley. The Black Cats are the underdogs - but this is Sunderland, and anything could happen.

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Gus Poyet: Fans' support will "help us to stay up"

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.

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Borini donates Wembley match shirt to charity

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.

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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!

Wembley: What the papers say

Today's papers Credit: ITV

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.

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