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Portsmouth and Cardiff fans head to Wembley

Portsmouth 1-0 Cardiff: Fans of both clubs head to Wembley for the first final in 17 years that has not featured one of England's top four

Pompey fans arrive at Wembley

The two teams have one previous FA Cup win each, with Pompey beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 back in 1939

Cardiff fans arrive at Wembley

Cardiff's fans have had to wait even longer with their last victory coming against Arsenal in 1927

Pompey fans gather to watch the match

Those Portsmouth supporters unable to make the trip to London can head instead to Southsea Common where a big screen is in place

Fans make their way from Wembley Park station to the stadium

With the 1500 BST kick-off looming, the approach to Wembley fills with excited fans looking forward to taking their place in the stadium

Pompey fans chant prior to kick-off

Once inside, flags are unfurled and voices are put to use as the pre-match atmosphere starts to build

Sir Bobby Robson shares a joke with Cardiff boss Dave Jones

The sides make their way on to the pitch where they are introduced to guest of honour Sir Bobby Robson moments before the start

Jenkins sings the Welsh anthem

The final formality to be performed is the singing of the national anthems by sopranos Katherine Jenkins and Lesley Garrett

Parry goes close

The Bluebirds make the brighter start and see Paul Parry go through only for David James to come out swiftly and deny him

Kanu goes close for Pompey

A fantastic chance goes the way of Kanu but, after sidestepping goalkeeper Peter Enckelman, his shot hits the outside of the post

Johnson heads over for Cardiff

City win a free-kick on the half hour but see defender Roger Johnson head over as the opening goal remains elusive

Kanu scores the opener

It eventually arrives in the 37th minute when John Utaka's cross is pushed by Enckelman into the path of Kanu who bundles home

Sulley Muntari and Kanu celebrate

Having scored the winner in the semi-final against West Brom, the goal is the Nigerian's second of Pompey's cup run

Cardiff players appeal to the referee

Cardiff appear to equalise just before half-time when Glenn Loovens (right) lobs home but he is penalised for a handball in the build-up

Hasselbaink tangles with Muntari

Veteran Dutch striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink tries to find a way through for the Welsh outfit after the interval but has little joy

Rival bosses Dave Jones and Harry Redknapp

Good opportunities are few and far between for the Championship side leaving boss Dave Jones to consider his options

Ramsey prepares to join the action

With just over an hour played he opts to replace Peter Whittingham with 17-year-old wonder kid Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey goes close to equalising

The youngster causes problems and almost equalises in the 89th minute but sees his two efforts kept out by Pompey's defence

Pompey's players celebrate as Cardiff's show their disappointment

Harry Redknapp's side resist further pressure during four minutes of added time to hold on for a narrowly deserved victory

Portsmouth celebrate victory

The win marks Portsmouth's first major trophy since winning the league in 1949-50 and sees them qualify for next season's Uefa Cup





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