Full-time - 90'
1 - 0
14:00 +00:00, May 17, 2008
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Referee: M Dean
Harry Redknapp becomes the first English manager to win the trophy since Joe Royle in 1990. Well done, 'arry.
Unlucky Cardiff. They played their part. Well done to them too.
Portsmouth: FA Cup Winners 2008. Well done, Pompey.
Another ball pumped in. James claims with calm. And that is just about it....and it is.
Headed away then Roger Johnson makes room. Glen Johnson blocks him.
Silly foul from Diarra. Peter Enckelman comes up for the free-kick.
James gets the ball under a high bouncing ball. And gets back up.
Flicked on. Peter Enckelman smashes long. Must be time for him to go up.
Free-kick after Ramsey fouls Bouba Diop. He makes a meal of it. Time ticking down for Harry.
Capaldi to launch in a long throw. Thompson the target. Distin gets it away.
Hreidarsson hoofs long. Pompey happy with their 1-0.
Four minutes to be added on.
Bouba Diop wins another. McNaughton is wracked by cramp and can't walk.
Ramsey has two chances to equalise. Scrambled away as he tries to play in his team-mates. Panic for Portsmouth turns to relief as Baros wins a corner.
Sinclair gets on a run. But his cross fades into the area and James lets it loop out.
Kanu takes his time to limp off. The goalscorer of course.
Kanu limping and Baros is about to come on for him. On comes Tricky Trev Sinclair for Gavin Rae.
And then just squeezes it wide. Best attack in some time from a conservative Pompey.
The Pompey Chimes ring out. And Distin goes on a cavalry charge.
Nugent makes some space with a nice run. Portsmouth happy to keep it.
Pompey attack. McNaughton looks to have cramp as he goes down in stopping it.
Ramsey, bubbling away, wins a throw. Capaldi launches it. But Campbell away.
Johnson holds off Ledley to win a goal-kick.
Ramsey took it. Thompson came in and Loevens can't direct at goal. A good chance again for the Dutchman.
Meanwhile Cardiff win a corner.
Bouba Diop comes on for Pompey.
Cardiff pressure. Johnson happy to pummell it away as Pompey comes under pressure.
Ramsey again showing skill as Thompson gets away to win a throw. All up for Capaldi's throw. Scrambled away by Krancjar.
Ramsey shows nice skill and turned. Hit a nice pass but maybe his team-mates aren't on his wavelength.
Cardiff all up. Johnson again gets to it but can't his head to it.
Nugent fouls Hooevens. And then Ledley wins a corner.
Joe Ledley shoots from a mile away. And misses by further miles.
Nugent comes on and shoots at the goal from a wide angle. Corner as Peter Enckelman punches behind.
Campbell clears. Nugent fouled by Rae. And off comes Hasselbaink. Steven Thompson, former Ranger and one-time victim of a banana boat, comes on.
Off goes Utaka after that knock of a few minutes ago.
Nugent to come on. The forgotten man.
Krancjar can't pull the trigger when he made space. Wanted too much time.
McNaughton clears only to Kanu. Cardiff camped in their own half.
Utaka the target for a free-kick. It goes over everyone. Not much happening here.
Hasselbaink has to go. Done nothing. Get him off.
Ball back with Jameo. Cardiff chasing shadows.
Ramsey gets his first touch. Nice shimmy but it sneaks out. He soon gets it back. And shows he's willing to get involved.
McNaughton smashes away. And is fouled for his troubles.
'She fell over!' Diarra slipped when Johnson tried to play him in.
Whittingham off. Should have been Hasselbaink. But Ramsey becomes the second youngest man to play in an FA Cup Final.
Aaron Ramsey is due to come on. He's not from Erinsborough but Caerphilly and is said to be worth £10m at just 17 years old.
Looked to have taken a whack to his shin.
Utaka goes down injured.
Much more action than last year already. What an awful game that was.
Kanu out left. Spread wide and then passed in the centre. Diarra tackled. Then Ledley is fouled. Breathless stuff.
Ledley on the attack. But acrobatically cleared by Muntari.
Peter Enckelman flaps again. Ball comes to Muntari. But he smashes over.
Johnson doesn't get it in. But it's a corner.
Krancjar fouled now. Time for the ball to be smashed into the Cardiff area. But it's played short.
Parry was in space but couldn't be found.
Diarra charge but he loses it fast.
Krancjar booked for a foul. Two in the notebook now.
Peter Enckelman palms away. Better but still not convincing.
Diarra charges through. Passes back to Kanu. Shot deflects behind. Should have been two.
Hasselbaink, however, is doing a Drogba. And falls over.
Now Johnson is injured after falling over the back of Kanu. But he's no Drogba and gets back up as soon as he can.
Long ball smashed in Cardiff claim a corner when Roger Johnson heads into a Pompey player. Not given.
Ledley shows good skill and beats Johnson. Utaka takes him down.
Long ball pumped in. And Capaldi comes away with it.
Kanu is tackled. Pompey dominating possession. They're happy to keep it. Back to James. Long kick. Diarra fouled.
Utaka on the attack. Johnson does well to find Mendes.
Not much happening save for the ball losing its pressure.
Ledley into it early. And wins a throw. Gavin Rae can't get to it.
Off back to the second half. No subs made. Aaron Ramsey, the young kid who could break records, will have to wait.
Half-time: Cardiff the better for 30 minutes. Portsmouth took a long time to get into it and took their chance when Peter Enckelman erred for the second time.
Goal? James on safari as always at Wembley. Looevens hooks in. It was a great finish but ref blows for it hitting his hand. No goal but if I was Cardiff I'd smash it towards 'Jameo' every time.
Another free-kick. Whittingham to curl in. Glen Johnson forced to knock behind.
Long free-kick to Cardiff. Roger Johnson on the end of it they hope. Campbell fouls him. But says he doesn't.
That Pompey pillock appears on screen. That man gets more airtime than George Bush.
Handball by Mendes. He says it hit him the face. It didn't.
Pompey fans in excelsis. They're by far the greatest team the world has ever seen. Apparently.
Rae out to Parry. He goes clear and the goes out wide. His pass across the goal nearly came to McNaughton. But he can only skew wide. Unlucky.
Hasselbaink on the charge. But Pompey get it back. Beginning to enjoy themselves here.
Another corner to Pompey. Peter Enckelman palms away again. Not looking too calm the Finn.
Some confusion as the ref's assistant saw something. But the goal stands. And it's 1-0 to Portsmouth.
Peter Enckelman spills the ball as a cross came in from Utaka. Straight to Kanu and goal!!!!
Johnson penalised for pushing. Another Cardiff free-kick.
Pompey having a great deal of possession. Cardiff's early stuff has faded.
Krancjar flick to Muntari and it's offside.
Came to nothing. But Glen Johnson shows skill on the wing. Enckelmann punches away when he had a few bearing down on goal.
Free-kick to Portsmouth.
Kanu has a wild swipe from distance. It flies a mile away from its target.
Hasselbaink beats two but couldn't thread in Whittingham.
Gavin Rae fouled Mendes, who made a lot of it.
Hasselbaink dives and gets no dice from ref Mike Dean. Diarra attempts a break but lost his touch.
Capaldi to throw it again. Hasselbaink is the target but he can't get to it.
Long ball to Hasselbaink is headed away by Sol Campbell. Krancjar can't find space. Another long ball wins Cardiff a corner.
Another free-kick to Cardiff. More chance to get that Pompey defence under pressure. Roger Johnson gets up highest but heads away as it bounced off the top of his napper.
Hermann Hreidarsson miscues. Pompey unable to settle.
Looevens could not get to it at the far post.
Campbell and Parry up against each other after another long ball. Another corner to Cardiff.
Nicely slipped to Parry. But he couldn't get power on it and smashes it into a wall of players. Nice idea.
On the edge of the box, this free-kick. Whittingham takes.
Johnson fouls Ledley when he looked to have been beaten.
Lovely ball from Muntari and Kanu slides it into the post. Great chance missed.
Mendes and Johnson link. Pompey more patient in their attacks than Cardiff.
James claims with calm and ease.
Cardiff free-kick. Campbell comes in to head away from Roger Johnson. Corner.
Capaldi had a chance to get in a cross. It doesn't beat the first man. Then Utaka shows skill but loses it.
Peter Enckelman hoofs it long and out. A lull in play.
McNaughton intecepts a pass and shuffles it back to his keeper.
Capaldi to smash long. Cardiff win a throw. They seem to have weathered the storm.
Portsmouth start to open up Cardiff. Few attempts at passes before Diarra hoofs well wide. Jeers of derision and relief from the Welsh fans.
Goalkeeper fumbled. It bounced off Distin and Kanu and is bundled away. Confusion.
But Pompey have a free-kick. Big men are up for this.
And also immediately Whittingham gets a clear shot on goal. But it collides off a team-mate. Cardiff in the ascendancy.
Parry slipped in by Whittingham. James storms out to save. Best moment of the match so far.
Muntari could have released Kranjcar. He couldn't get there.
McPhail passes straight off the pitch. He's not got into the game as yet.
James has to clear. Offside as Kanu chases. Still nothing clearcut and difficult to gauge a pattern of play.
Cardiff can't force an opportunity. Mendes tries to create in midfield. Johnson is sold shirt by a pass. Parry gets it and is fouled.
Free-kick pumped long by Cardiff. Johnson clears under pressure from Ledley.
Portsmouth have it with Kanu. Plenty of passing. Kanu can't get to the header. Bitty.
Long ball to Parry. He can't get there but that seems to be a tactic Cardiff plan to employ rather a lot.
Cleared away by Glen Johnson. Hermann Hreidarsson lets the ball drift out of play.
Cardiff get a corner. Ledley to take.
Pompey yet to hit their stride. Cardiff have been reduced to long balls. It's very even.
Sol Campbell steps in to stop Looevens charge. Nearly gave it away but got away with it.
They choose to pass it and get a feel for the ball. All the way back to James.
Whittingham did well. Hasselbaink falls over. Pompey attack.
Handbags in the area. Long throw from Capaldi. Slashed clear by Mendes.
Long ball and Paul Parry is through. David James comes out to block. He was fast there. A test of his calf strain.
Muntari fires a shot from miles away. Deflection but saved.
And we're off. Early burst from Diarra. He's fouled. Time to mount an attack.
Pompey to kick off. Here we go, here we go, here we go....
Sol Campbell shakes hands with Stephen McPhail and Pompey win the toss. No change in ends.
Kanu seems likely to be a lone frontman when Pompey are defending. And there'll be a 4-3-3 with Krancjar and Utaka when it's time to attack.
Lesley 'Joseph' Garrett belts out the national anthem. Not many takers here - Sol Campbell and David James get involved.
Sir Bobby Robson meets the players. He won the cup 30 years for Ipswich. Brian Barwick too; but who cares about him?
So, the big news is that Robbie Fowler doesn't even make the bench. No final hurrah.
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