Pompey’s most recent FA Cup third round matches

David Nugent is the toast of his Pompey team-mates after giving the Blues the lead against Ipswich in 2008 Picture: Steve Reid
David Nugent is the toast of his Pompey team-mates after giving the Blues the lead against Ipswich in 2008 Picture: Steve Reid

Pompey will travel to Ipswich in the third round of this season’s FA Cup.

The Blues met the Tractor Boys at the same stage of the competition back in 2008 – the year Sol Campbell lifted the Cup for Harry Redknapp’s side.

But this is the first time Pompey have reached this far in the competition since a 4-0 defeat at Chelsea in 2012.

Here’s how they have fared in the third round since that memorable Wembley day in 2008.

Chelsea 4-0 Pompey

January 8, 2012.

In a rematch of the 2010 final, Pompey were well-beaten by Chelsea.

Michael Appleton’s side kept them out until half-time, but a Juan Mata goal on 48 minutes broke the resistance and the hosts ran out comfortable winners.

Brighton 3-1 Pompey

January 8, 2011.

The Blues played 76 minutes with 10 men, after Dave Kitson was sent off for an elbow on Adam El-Abd, enabling the League One leaders to lead 2-0 at half-time.

Substitute Tom Kilbey pulled one back, but Brighton grabbed a stoppage-time third to progress.

Coventry 1-2 Pompey (Replay, AET). January 12, 2010.

Leon Best had seemingly sent Coventry into the fourth round at the Ricoh Stadium, but Stephen Wright’s last-gasp own goal took the tie into extra-time.

It was left for Aaron Mokoena to head home a 121st-minute winner in a journey which would lead to the FA Cup final.

Bristol City 0-2 Pompey (Replay)

January 13, 2009

A goal in each half from Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar helped FA Cup holders Pompey overcome a tricky replay at Bristol City.

Yet it was David James who shone, saving a Nicky Maynard penalty and producing several superb stops to ensure the visitors triumphed under Tony Adams.

Ipswich Town 0-1 Pompey January 5, 2008

Substitute David Nugent was the match-winner against an Ipswich side reduced to 10-men following Liam Trotter’s sending off.

Nugent had been struggling to live up to his £6m price tag, but enabled Harry Redknapp’s side to progress in a season which would ultimately lead to Wembley glory.

– MATT STOREY