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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will be keen to emulate the achievements of Roberto Martinez when he leads his side out in the final of the Capital One Cup against big spending Manchester City.
Last year Martinez’ inspired his Wigan side to a 1-0 win over City in the FA Cup final with the Spaniard’s tactics on the day proving key to their success.
Ten months on from that day former Uruguayan international Poyet will seek to claim Sunderland’s first trophy since 1973 against the same opponents, and has placed winning the cup ahead of the club’s Premier league status.
“The feeling of winning something is far beyond going down, spending two years in the Championship,” the former Chelsea midfielder told the Guardian.
“Why? You need to be here for 20 years and feel it like them, or not reach a final for 15 years, or not win one for more than 40. Only the people who have been here in the city supporting the club for so long really know. They have the feeling, not me. Me, I can say it but I can’t feel it. You need to listen to them and that’s why it’s an incredible opportunity.
If Sunderland are to taste success they will have to stop a City team that has won 20 of their last 25 games, with their only defeats coming to Chelsea and Barcelona.
While City will head into the game without injured duo Matij Nastastic and Stevan Jovetic for the clash they will be able to once again call on the services of key forward Sergio Aguero.
The 26 goals star has been out for a month with a calf strain but is back in training and in contention for Sunday.
Sunderland meanwhile are almost at full strength with only the cup-tied Liam Bridcutt and long-term absentee Kieran Westwood missing out while former City winger Adam Johnson will be keen to make an impression on his old employers
City have blazed a path to the final scoring 19 goals and conceding just once, their 9-0 aggregate win over West Ham in the semi-final the highlight of their campaign so far.
However having knocked out Chelsea and Manchester United on route to the final the prospect of facing Manchester City won’t faze The Black Cats too much especially as they beat their cash rich rivals 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in the league in November.
Path to the final:
Manchester City 5-0 Wigan
Sunderland 2-0 Preston
Newcastle 0-2 Manchester City
Sunderland 2-1 Southampton
Leicester 1-3 Manchester City
Sunderland 2-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United
West Ham 0-3 Manchester City
Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United
Manchester United 2-1 Sunderland
Finished 3-3 on aggregate, Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties