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2008 FA Cup Final
Fullscore
EventFA Cup 2007–08
Date17 May 2008
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchNwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth)
RefereeMike Dean (Cheshire)
Attendance89,874
2007
2009

The 2008 FA Cup Final was a football match held at Wembley Stadium on 17 May 2008 and was the final match of the 2007–08 FA Cup competition. The match was the 127th FA Cup Final, and the second to be held at the new Wembley Stadium since its redevelopment. The match was contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City, with Portsmouth winning 1–0. This was the first time that the two sides have ever met in the competition, as both teams were aiming to win the FA Cup for the second time, Cardiff having won it in 1927 and Portsmouth in 1939. Had Cardiff won, they would have been the first club from outside the top division of English football to have won the competition since West Ham United in 1980.


Match details

2008-05-17
15:00 BST
Cardiff City Flag of Wales 0 – 1 England Portsmouth Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,874
Referee: Mike Dean (Cheshire)
(Report) Kanu Soccerball 37'


CARDIFF CITY:
GK 1 Flag of Finland Peter Enckelman
RB 2 Scotland Kevin McNaughton
CB 12England Roger Johnson
CB 6 Netherlands Glenn Loovens
LB 3 Flag of Northern Ireland Tony Capaldi
RM 16Flag of Wales Joe Ledley
CM 4 Scotland Gavin Rae Sub off 86'
CM 10Flag of Republic Ireland Stephen McPhail (c)
LM 7 England Peter Whittingham Sub off 61'
CF 36Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Sub off 70'
CF 11Flag of Wales Paul Parry
Substitutes:
GK 13England Michael Oakes
DF 5 England Darren Purse
MF 18England Trevor Sinclair Sub on 86'
MF 30Flag of Wales Aaron Ramsey Sub on 61'
FW 20Scotland Steven Thompson Sub on 70'
Manager:
England Dave Jones
Cardiff vs Portsmouth 2008-05-17
PORTSMOUTH:
GK 1 England David James
RB 5 England Glen Johnson
CB 15Flag of France Sylvain Distin
CB 23England Sol Campbell (c)
LB 7 Flag of Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson Yellow card 45+1'
DM 6 Flag of France Lassana Diarra Yellow card 90+3'
RM 17Flag of Nigeria 001 John Utaka Sub off 69'
CM 30Flag of Portugal Pedro Mendes Sub off 78'
CM 19Croatia Niko Kranjčar Yellow card 54'
LM 11Flag of Ghana Sulley Muntari
CF 27Flag of Nigeria 001 Nwankwo Kanu Sub off 87'
Substitutes:
GK 21England Jamie Ashdown
DF 16Flag of France Noé Pamarot
MF 8 Flag of Senegal.svg Papa Bouba Diop Sub on 78'
FW 9 Flag of Czech Milan Baroš Sub on 87'
FW 10England David Nugent Sub on 69'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Trevor Massey (Manchester)
    • Martin Yerby (Kent)
  • Fourth official: Chris Foy (Liverpool)

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Route to the final

Cardiff CityRoundPortsmouth
Chasetown [NL]
H
3–1
Whittingham 45', Ramsey 60', Parry 73'Third RoundIpswich Town [C]
A
1–0
Nugent 51'
Hereford United [L2]
A
2–1
McNaughton 45', Thompson 67' (pen.)Fourth RoundPlymouth Argyle [C]
H
2–1
Diarra 34', Kranjčar 45'
Wolverhampton Wanderers [C]
H
2–0
Whittingham 2', Hasselbaink 11'Fifth RoundPreston North End [C]
A
1–0
Carter 90' (o.g.)
Middlesbrough [PL]
A
2–0
Whittingham 9', Johnson 23'Sixth RoundManchester United [PL]
A
1–0
Muntari 78' (pen.)
Barnsley [C]
Wembley Stadium, London
1–0
Ledley 9'Semi-finalsWest Bromwich Albion [C]
Wembley Stadium, London
1–0
Kanu 54'

See also

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