2008 FA Cup Final
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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 Flag of England Portsmouth Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,874
Referee: Mike Dean (Cheshire)
(Report) Kanu Goal 37'


CARDIFF CITY:
GK 1 Flag of Finland Peter Enckelman
RB 2 Flag of Scotland Kevin McNaughton
CB 12 Flag of England Roger Johnson
CB 6 Flag of Netherlands Glenn Loovens
LB 3 Flag of Northern Ireland Tony Capaldi
RM 16 Flag of Wales Joe Ledley
CM 4 Flag of Scotland Gavin Rae Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CM 10 Flag of Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail (c)
LM 7 Flag of England Peter Whittingham Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
CF 36 Flag of Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CF 11 Flag of Wales Paul Parry
Substitutes:
GK 13 Flag of England Michael Oakes
DF 5 Flag of England Darren Purse
MF 18 Flag of England Trevor Sinclair Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
MF 30 Flag of Wales Aaron Ramsey Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
FW 20 Flag of Scotland Steven Thompson Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
Manager:
Flag of England Dave Jones
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PORTSMOUTH:
GK 1 Flag of England David James
RB 5 Flag of England Glen Johnson
CB 15 Flag of France Sylvain Distin
CB 23 Flag of England Sol Campbell (c)
LB 7 Flag of Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1'
DM 6 Flag of France Lassana Diarra Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
RM 17 Flag of Nigeria John Utaka Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CM 30 Flag of Portugal Pedro Mendes Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
CM 19 Flag of Croatia Niko Kranjčar Booked in the 54th minute 54'
LM 11 Flag of Ghana Sulley Muntari
CF 27 Flag of Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
Substitutes:
GK 21 Flag of England Jamie Ashdown
DF 16 Flag of France Noé Pamarot
MF 8 Flag of Senegal Papa Bouba Diop Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
FW 9 Flag of Czech Republic Milan Baroš Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
FW 10 Flag of England David Nugent Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
Manager:
Flag of 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 City Round Portsmouth
Chasetown [NL]
H
3–1
Whittingham 45', Ramsey 60', Parry 73' Third Round Ipswich Town [C]
A
1–0
Nugent 51'
Hereford United [L2]
A
2–1
McNaughton 45', Thompson 67' (pen.) Fourth Round Plymouth Argyle [C]
H
2–1
Diarra 34', Kranjčar 45'
Wolverhampton Wanderers [C]
H
2–0
Whittingham 2', Hasselbaink 11' Fifth Round Preston North End [C]
A
1–0
Carter 90' (o.g.)
Middlesbrough [PL]
A
2–0
Whittingham 9', Johnson 23' Sixth Round Manchester United [PL]
A
1–0
Muntari 78' (pen.)
Barnsley [C]
Wembley Stadium, London
1–0
Ledley 9' Semi-finals West Bromwich Albion [C]
Wembley Stadium, London
1–0
Kanu 54'

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