Fans gallery: Imps 0 Sunderland 0

A modern-day record of 10,346 fans soaked up the big match atmosphere on a gloriously sunny day at the LNER Stadium as the Imps hosted Sunderland.

The LNER Stadium was a hive of activity from 9am, with community activities on the 3G pitches from 9am.
Early arrivals at the University of Lincoln Fan Village were able to sample local food and drink, with supporters of both sides enjoying the sunny weather in the outdoor seated area.
The Foundation's inflatable football challenge provided a test for young supporters, with virtual reality experiences available from club partner Tension Twisted Realities.
The Red Imps Community Trust were on hand to update on their activities and help programme collectors fill out their collections, while supporters gave generously to collectors for Headway Lincolnshire to help fund their vital work with local people who have suffered brain injuries.
City's DS Active side were in action, taking on Burton Joyce in a showcase match watched by many fans of both the Imps and Sunderland. Elsehwhere on the 3G pitch, young fans were taking part in free Premier League Kicks sessions.
Inbetween all the excitement, the home players stopped for photographs and autographs with fans - with manager Michael Appleton stopping to sign items for fans after completing his pre-match interview requirements.
Eight-year-old fan Henry told everyone who was playing for City, reading the line-up out to the whole stadum, before joining members of his family in watching the players warm-up from the home dugouts.
Max Melbourne and Lewis Montsma, who were not in the squad due to injuries, also spent time mingling with supporters in the family area before the game.
And City's DS Active Team, fresh from their game out on the 3G pitch beforehand, had made their way pitchside before kick-off to provide the guard of honour for the first-team and Sunderland as they came out ready for the match.


Attendance: 10,346 (2,081 away)

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