• Date: Sat 13 February 2010
  • Venue: St. Mary's Stadium
  • Ref: Webb, H
  • Attendance: 31,385


Lambert (70)

1 - 4


Owusu-Abeyie (66)

Dindane (75)

Belhadj (82)

O'Hara (85)

Southampton vs Portsmouth

Team Lineups


Kelvin Davis
Dan Harding
Wayne Thomas
Chris Perry (Lee Holmes, 84)
Radhi Jaidi
Dean Hammond
Morgan Schneiderlin
Rickie Lambert
N'Diaye Papa Waigo (Lee Barnard, 72)
Adam Lallana
Michail Antonio


David James
Hermann Hreidarsson (Richard Hughes, 90)
Nadir Belhadj
Jamie O'Hara
Hayden Mullins
Papa Bouba Diop
John Utaka (Frederic Piquionne, 72)
Hassan Yebda
Angelos Basinas (Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, 58)
Marc Wilson
Aruna Dindane

Match Report
Aruna Dindane took another step towards Portsmouth legend status by again being among the scorers as the crisis-torn club bagged the south coast bragging rights and an FA Cup sixth-round spot following a 4-1 win over Southampton. The diminutive Ivorian was the hero in midweek after notching a 95th minute equaliser against Sunderland in the Premier League. And he was at it again at St Mary's after putting Pompey ahead just when Southampton had got themselves level. Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's first goal in a Portsmouth shirt put them ahead before Rickie Lambert's 25th of the season levelled proceedings. Dindane's seventh of the season made it 2-1 before Nadir Belhadj and Jamie O'Hara put the game beyond doubt. Southampton edged the opening skirmishes and wasted a golden opportunity to take the lead after ten minutes when Senegalese frontman Papa Waigo's brought a great one-handed save from David James. Pompey's first sight of goal came four minutes later when O'Hara curled a 20-yard free kick wide. O'Hara was at it again after 22 minutes with a stinging left-footed effort but Kelvin Davis turned the effort over the bar. Lambert was again causing problems 20 minutes after the break, flicking a header into the path of Adam Lallana but the midfielder scuffed a left-footed shot straight at James. The tie looked to be heading Pompey's way when Owusu-Abeyie picked up a Dindane pass and calmly curled past Davis. However Lambert had other ideas and put the Saints level after 70 minutes after rising highest to meet Dan Harding's left-footed free-kick. Just when the home fans were calling for a grandstand finish, Dindane capped off a great week by calmly placing Owusu-Abeyie's throughball beyond Davis. The Saints thought they were back in it ten minutes from time when new signing Lee Barnard had the ball in the net but the former Southend frontman was offside. Pompey ensured the win was theirs eight minutes from time when Belhadj raced 50 yards before calmly slotting past Davis. And man of the match O'Hara put the icing on the cake of the victory with a well struck half-volley on 85 minutes.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Hermann Hreidarsson is replaced by Richard Hughes.


Goal!! Portsmouth have scored with Jamie O'Hara putting it in the back of the net.


Southampton are replacing Chris Perry with Lee Holmes.


Goal!! Nadir Belhadj scores for Portsmouth.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Hassan Yebda.


Goal!! Portsmouth have scored with Aruna Dindane putting it in the back of the net.


N'Diaye Papa Waigo is replaced by Lee Barnard.


Portsmouth are replacing John Utaka with Frederic Piquionne.


Goal!! Rickie Lambert scores for Southampton.


Goal!! Quincy Owusu-Abeyie scores for Portsmouth.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Dean Hammond.


Angelos Basinas is being taken off, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

Aruna Dindane is booked for deliberate handball.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


It's 12:30am on Saturday, February 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Southampton face Portsmouth at 12:30am on Saturday, February 13th.