A winner at Wembley

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JERSEYMAN Brett Pitman lifted the EFL Checkatrade Trophy in front of 85,000 fans at Wembley following Portsmouth FC's 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Sunderland.

Portsmouth FC captain Brett Pitman kisses the trophy he lifted at Wembley, following his club's victory in front of over 85,000 fans Picture: ADAM DAVY/PA WIRE

The Islander – Portsmouth's club captain – climbed the famous steps at the home of football to lift the trophy on Sunday afternoon, after scoring the second of Pompey's spot-kicks.

The League One rivals finished level at 2-2 after extra time, following a 119th-minute equaliser for Sunderland.

The final attracted the second largest crowd in European football over the weekend – beaten only by Barcelona's La Liga match against Espanyol at the Nou Camp.

Jason Fox

By Jason Fox

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