Portsmouth and Sunderland are on course to attract the highest-ever attendance for an EFL Trophy Final since the competition’s inception in 1983/84.

The Black Cats confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that they had sold their entire allocation of 39,569 tickets, just hours after Pompey’s sales had topped 30,000.

An impressive 74,434 supporters watched Coventry City lift the trophy following a 2-1 victory over Oxford United in 2017, an attendance which remains the highest at the new Wembley Stadium.

The record attendance for the Final at any stadium came in 1988, when 80,841 fans saw Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Burnley 2-0 at the old Wembley. 

With just two points separating fourth-placed Portsmouth and third-placed Sunderland in Sky Bet League One at the time of writing, the 2019 Final promises to be a fantastic occasion.

Sunderland managing director, Tony Davison, said: “Our upcoming trip to Wembley promises to be a special occasion for everybody at the club. The fact tickets have sold out within just a few days tells you all you need to know about our supporters and their loyalty.”

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