1948-49 FA Challenge Cup Semi-Final Portsmouth 1-3 Leicester City

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Mar 26, 1949
Match Type First Team
Competition FA Challenge Cup
Stage Semi-Final
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Highbury (Arsenal)
Weather Fine
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Leicester City
Attendance 62000
Referee H Pearce (Luton)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 1-3 Leicester City
Home Scorers Harris 25
Away Scorers Revie 5, 55, Chisholm 47
Home Line Up Butler Yeuell Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Away Line Up McGraw Jelly Scott Harrison Plummer King Griffiths Revie Lee Chisholm Adam
Match Summary Harris’s miss from six yards, just after Chisholm had regained City’s lead turn this tie. Lowly Leicester, inspired by Revie, went ahead after his cool finish. Harris steadied the ship, holding off a strong challenge to net, but Pompey fold once Butler lets Revie’s header squirm home.