Chris Wood put Brighton ahead against Championship side Portsmouth
Last year's FA Cup finalists Portsmouth crashed out of the competition against League One leaders Brighton.
Pompey's cause was badly hampered when striker Dave Kitson was sent off after 14 minutes for elbowing Adam El-Abd.
Chris Wood put Brighton ahead 12 minutes later before Ibrahima Sonko handled in the box and Ashley Barnes scored from the spot-kick.
Tom Kilbey did pull one back for Portsmouth late on, but Francisco Sandaza restored the two-goal margin.
Gus Poyet's Brighton, a league below the visitors, were the form team going into this third-round fixture.
But the class of David Nugent, Kanu and Liam Lawrence looked like it would tell for Pompey during the opening exchanges, although they failed to fashion any clear-cut opportunities.
The turning point came after 14 minutes when, having already been warned for petty pushing, former Reading man Kitson appeared to elbow El-Abd, leaving the referee with no choice but to brandish a red card.
And the one-man advantage eventually made a difference when Mauricio Taricco's poor effort was deflected into the path of Wood, who fired home sweetly.
Pompey's ill-discipline again proved their downfall as Sonko inexplicably handled, allowing Barnes to convert the spot-kick.
The hosts continued to control the game and, despite Kilbey's 88th-minute strike, they secured their passage into the next round through Sandaza's cool finish.
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Saturday, 8 January 2011
The FA Cup
Barnes (pen) 45+4
27 Taricco (Bridcutt 60)
17 Murray (Holroyd 81)
39 Wood (Sandaza 68 yellow card)
03 Dickinson yellow card
25 Sonko yellow card
04 Mokoena yellow card
07 Lawrence yellow card (Kilbey 79)
08 Mullins yellow card
10 Nugent yellow card (Ciftci 87)
18 Kitson red card
27 Kanu (Hreidarsson 46 yellow card)
Ref: ScottAtt: 7,792
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:12 The referee brings the game to a close.
90:00+0:36 The assist for the goal came from Ashley Barnes.
90:00+0:36 GOAL - Francisco Sandaza:Brighton 3 - 1 Portsmouth Francisco Sandaza scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 3-1 Portsmouth.
87:26 GOAL - Tom Kilbey:Brighton 2 - 1 Portsmouth A goal is scored by Tom Kilbey from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-1 Portsmouth.
86:22 A cross is delivered by Joel Ward.
86:22 Substitution David Nugent goes off and Nadir Ciftci comes on.
85:42 Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
83:43 Tom Kilbey takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd. Corner taken right-footed by John Utaka, Hermann Hreidarsson challenges Tommy
Elphick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
82:06 Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Hayden Mullins. Aaron Mokoena restarts play with the free kick.
80:39 Substitution Glenn Murray goes off and Chris Holroyd comes on.
79:26 John Utaka takes a shot. Adam El-Abd gets a block in.
78:36 Substitution Tom Kilbey replaces Liam Lawrence.
76:01 Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
75:36 A cross is delivered by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Tommy Elphick.
74:22 Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
74:22 Booking Carl Dickinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
72:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Sandaza on Joel Ward. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
71:47 Centre by Ibrahima Sonko, Close range headed effort by Hermann Hreidarsson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
68:57 Booking Booking for Hermann Hreidarsson for unsporting behaviour.
68:38 Unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev by Hermann Hreidarsson results in a free kick. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the
67:54 Elliott Bennett challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.
67:54 Substitution Francisco Sandaza comes on in place of Chris Wood.
67:08 Unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev by John Utaka results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
66:15 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a comfortable save.
63:50 Matthew Sparrow sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Glenn Murray goes harmlessly over the
62:42 Shot from just outside the area by Elliott Bennett misses to the left of the target.
61:51 Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson. Elliott Bennett
decides to take the corner short.
59:40 Substitution Liam Bridcutt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauricio Taricco.
56:18 Elliott Bennett has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
56:06 A cross is delivered by Marcos Painter.
53:13 Chris Wood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
50:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by John Utaka. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.
48:37 Effort from the edge of the area by Ashley Barnes goes wide of the right-hand post.
47:41 Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joel Ward.
47:37 Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.
47:19 A cross is delivered by Mauricio Taricco, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.
46:57 Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line.
46:51 Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, blocked by Carl Dickinson.
46:12 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line played to the near post.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:01 Substitution Nwankwo Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Hermann Hreidarsson.
45:00+4:43 The referee calls an end to the first half.
45:00+4:12 Booking Ibrahima Sonko receives a caution.
45:00+3:32 The referee penalises Ibrahima Sonko for handball.
45:00+2:54 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett.
45:00+2:32 Shot from 20 yards from Ashley Barnes. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
45:00+1:36 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Fantastic save by Jamie Ashdown.
44:59 Elliott Bennett takes the outswinging corner, Effort on goal by Mauricio Taricco from inside the area goes harmlessly over
44:48 Booking Aaron Mokoena is shown a yellow card.
44:12 Booking Hayden Mullins is booked.
43:56 Booking The referee cautions Liam Lawrence for dissent.
41:35 Booking David Nugent is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
41:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Nugent on Marcos Painter. Radostin Kishishev takes the direct free kick.
39:58 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line, Chris Wood has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide
right of the target.
39:19 Mauricio Taricco delivers the ball, Ashley Barnes takes a shot.
37:54 Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Aaron Mokoena produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
36:57 Chris Wood fouled by Ibrahima Sonko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
34:56 The ball is swung over by John Utaka, save made by Peter Brezovan.
34:16 Shot by Hayden Mullins. Blocked by Radostin Kishishev.
33:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Sparrow on Hayden Mullins. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
32:31 Elliott Bennett sends in a cross.
30:46 Chris Wood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
28:45 Mauricio Taricco sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Ashley Barnes misses to the right of the goal.
27:55 Matthew Sparrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
26:52 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
25:19 Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown. Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner. Assist on the goal came from
25:19 GOAL - Chris Wood:Brighton 1 - 0 Portsmouth Chris Wood finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Portsmouth.
21:39 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Lawrence makes a clearance.
21:21 The ball is swung over by Marcos Painter, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
20:35 The ball is swung over by Mauricio Taricco, save by Jamie Ashdown.
18:22 The ball is delivered by Ashley Barnes, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
17:12 David Nugent produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
13:46 Dave Kitson fouled by Radostin Kishishev, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Header by Radostin
Kishishev from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
13:46 Sent off Dave Kitson shown a red card.
11:34 Ashley Barnes crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Glenn Murray from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
10:38 Effort from outside the area by John Utaka goes wide right of the goal.
10:05 Chris Wood has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
7:43 The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Chris Wood has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the
6:47 Hayden Mullins challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.
5:57 A cross is delivered by Matthew Sparrow. Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Ashdown restarts
play with the free kick.
5:11 The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, clearance by Tommy Elphick.
2:17 The ball is sent over by John Utaka, Radostin Kishishev manages to make a clearance.
Correction - 1:35 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.
1:35 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence.
0:46 Nwankwo Kanu takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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