Trafalgar Square was taken over…

On Sunday, a lot more than 40,000 Sunderland buffs will help fill out a soldout Wembley Stadium for its Checkatrade Trophy final against Portsmouth.

On Saturday night, thousands of those fans packed outside Trafalgar Square in London.

The Black Cats’ fans have not had much to cheer recent years after back-to-back relegations but Sunday’s final offers the opportunity to acquire their first silverware since 1973.

Sunday’s attendance is regarded as the biggest for any final in the contest’s history, exceeding the 80,841 who watched Wolves be at Burnley in 1988.

Sunderland fans

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