Charlie Wyke, penalty drama and empty stadiums: A-Z of Sunderland's road to the Papa John's Trophy final
Sunderland are preparing for the final of the Papa John’s Trophy after wins over Aston Villa U23s, Carlisle, Oldham, Port Vale, MK Dons and Lincoln.
The Black Cats will now face Tranmere Rovers at the national stadium, with Lee Johnson’s side in fine form following a 2-0 win at Portsmouth.
There has been plenty of drama along the way – not least a penalty shootout win over Lincoln in the semi-final.
Here we take an alphabetical look back at the Black Cats’ route to the final.