With the Carabao Cup 1st Round draw this afternoon, safc.com reflects on Sunderland’s memorable trip to Wembley in March 2014.
Gus Poyet spearheaded the Black Cats as penalty drama at Old Trafford saw them famously advance to the final at the expense of Manchester United.
Fabio Borini got the Lads off to a fine start, getting the better of Vincent Kompany before drilling the ball past Costel Pantilimon.
Wembley erupted as thousands upon thousands of Sunderland’s fans were left almost in tears.
City, however, romped through the gears in the second period and went on to run out comfortable winners after goals from Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas and Samir Nasri.
But not even that dampened the fantastic spirit of the red and white army. Sunderland fans, we salute you.