Are Sunderland fans in the 'lucky end' at Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy final?

Just over 40,000 Sunderland fans will descend onto the East end of Wembley on Sunday - but does that bring a good omen?

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 11:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 11:13 am
Sunderland fans were situated in the West end of Wembley during their last visit in 2014.

There has been some suggestion of a ‘lucky end’ - so we’ve gone back all the way to the first-ever Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final in 2008 through to last year's Checkatrade Trophy final to find out. Click and scroll through the pages...

MK Dons claimed a 2-0 win over Grimsby Town courtesy of two late goals from Keith Andrews and Sean O'Hanlon.
Luton Town and Scunthorpe played out a thriller, with the Hatters snatching the trophy in the fifth minute of extra-time.
In a Southampton side that possessed Rickie Lambert, Michail Antonio and Adam Lallana, the Saints cruised to a 4-1 win over Carlisle United.

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Having tasted defeat a year earlier, Carlisle returned to Wembley, this time situated in the East end. They won 1-0 after Peter Murphy's volley.
Chesterfield emerged as 2-0 winners over a Swindon side managed by former Sunderland boss Pablo Di Canio.
For the third successive season, the East hosted the winners as Crewe Alexandra defeated Southend United 2-0.
Chesterfield returned to Wembley for the second time in three years, however went home heartbroken on this occasion as Peterborough United claimed a 3-1 victory.
Bristol City are the last club to lift the trophy with their supporters in the East end after securing a 2-0 win over Walsall.
Barnsley were crowned champions after a dramatic 3-2 win against Oxford United before a month later returning to Wembley as they won promotion to the Championship via the playoffs.
Coventry City, the winners of the inaugural Checkatrade Trophy in a 2-0 win, again at the expense of Oxford United.
The League Two outfit shocked Shrewsbury Town as Elliott Whitehouse struck the only goal of the game. It was first of two visits to Wembley that season for The Shrews - both ending in defeat.
The good omen may have swayed in favour of the West end in recent years - totalling to a small advantage of six West wins and five East.