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6 / Sat May 17, 2008 / Final / FA Challenge Cup / Cardiff City 0-1 Pompey

Pompey win the Cup again

Kanu the hero 

6 /  Sat May 17, 2008 / Final / FA Challenge Cup / Cardiff City 0-1 Pompey

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Era 1999-2017
Season 2007-08
Date Sat May 17, 2008
Match Type First Team
Competition Sponsor E-On (FAC)
Competition FA Challenge Cup
Match No 6
Stage Final
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Wembley Stadium
Weather Fine
Home Team Cardiff City
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 89874
Referee Mike Dean (Wirral)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Cardiff City 0-1 Pompey
Home Scorers -
Away Scorers Kanu 37
Home Line Up Enckelman, McNaughton, Johnson, Loovens, Capaldi, Ledley, Rae (Sinclair 86), McPhail, Whittingham (Ramsey 61), Parry, Hasselbaink (Thompson 70)
Away Line Up James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Utaka (Nugent 69), Pedro Mendes (Diop 78), Diarra, Muntari, Kranjcar, Kanu (Baros 87).
Match Summary Kanu's first-half goal won the FA Cup for Pompey against Cardiff City in a low-key final at Wembley. The Nigerian scrambled home the winner at the near post eight minutes before half-time after Cardiff keeper Peter Enckelman fumbled John Utaka's cross. It may have been a forgettable game but it is an occasion no Pompey fan will ever forget! The electric atmosphere generated by the biggest ever Wembley crowd showed this as a game between two sides backed by true supporters and not those who had jumped on the bandwagon. The celebrations next day in Southsea were incredible too.
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