Sunderland travel to Wembley on Sunday for their first cup final appearance since 1992.
Standing in their way this time around, a Manchester City side looking to secure a first trophy under Manuel Pellegrini.
For many, the result is already a formality. The Black Cats are clear outsiders, with their wealthy adversaries expected to stroll to a comfortable victory.
Here's a look at how Gus Poyet's side can upset the odds and end a 41-year wait for major silverware.