VIDEO: Let battle commence again for the Friendship Trophy

The Canaries and Sunderland will be playing for at least one piece of silverware this season, with the Friendship in Football Trophy up for grabs again.

The trophy was introduced by the Fiat-Pointer Motor Company in 1985 after the two clubs met in the Milk Cup final at Wembley, dubbed the 'Friendly Final', in recognition of the good relationship between supporters.

It is played for whenever City and Sunderland meet – either decided by the aggregate score of the two league fixtures or, failing that, any cup-tie between the teams.

City were the first winners in 1985-86, thanks to a 2-0 win and a 0-0 draw in the two Division Two games, but Sunderland are the holders by virtue of their 4-1 Carling Cup win at Carrow Road in 2009.

The trophy will not be presented tonight, even if one side wins, but after the return Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light on January 31.


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