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7 / Sat May 15, 2010 / Final / FA Challenge Cup / Chelsea 1-0 Pompey

Pompey fight in vain

Boateng penalty miss crucial

7 /  Sat May 15, 2010 / Final / FA Challenge Cup / Chelsea 1-0 Pompey

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Era 1999-2017
Season 2009-10
Date Sat May 15, 2010
Match Type First Team
Competition Sponsor
Competition FA Challenge Cup
Match No 7
Stage Final
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Wembley Stadium
Weather Overcast
Home Team Chelsea
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 88335
Referee C Foy (Merseyside)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Chelsea 1-0 Pompey
Home Scorers Drogba 59
Away Scorers -
Home Line Up Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack (Juliano Belletti), Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou (Joe Cole), John Terry, Alex, Nicolas Anelka.(Daniel Sturridge).
Away Line Up David James, Ricardo Rocha, Aaron Mokoena, Jamie O’Hara, Hayden Mullins (Nadir Belhadj), Papa Bouba Diop (Nwankwo Kanu), Frederic Piquionne, Michael Brown, Steve Finnan, Kevin-Prince Boateng (John Utaka), Aruna Dindane.
Match Summary A final described as bankrolled Cup holders against pot-less bankrupts was a thriller at times and decided by the woodwork. Chelsea hit the frame of the goal five times in the opening half after the game got started on a stodgy pitch. After the break Boateng had a weak penalty saved by Cech's legs and immediately Drogba struck a fierce free kick past James and in of the post! Pompey tried valiantly to level as sub Belhadj sent in crosses that deserved better and then Lampard missed a penalty and the chance to settle it. John Terry went up to collect the trophy drowned out by the Pompey Chimes. pompey did the City proud and did not even have a place in Europe as consolation because of being in Administration.
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