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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
A goal is scored by Francisco Sandaza from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 3-1 Portsmouth.Assist by Ashley Barnes.
Goal scored by Tom Kilbey from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-1 Portsmouth.
Nadir Ciftci joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Nugent. Centre by Joel Ward.
Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
Tom Kilbey takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Utaka from the left by-line, Hermann Hreidarsson challenges Tommy Elphick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
Liam Bridcutt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.
(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Chris Holroyd coming on for Glenn Murray.
John Utaka takes a shot. Adam El-Abd gets a block in.
Tom Kilbey is brought on as a substitute for Liam Lawrence.
Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Liam Lawrence, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.
Carl Dickinson booked. Foul by Carl Dickinson on Radostin Kishishev, free kick awarded. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Francisco Sandaza. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ibrahima Sonko, Hermann Hreidarsson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Hermann Hreidarsson challenges Radostin Kishishev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
The referee cautions Hermann Hreidarsson for unsporting behaviour.
Francisco Sandaza replaces Chris Wood. Elliott Bennett challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mokoena restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev by John Utaka results in a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Comfortable save by Peter Brezovan.
Matthew Sparrow sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Elliott Bennett, Hermann Hreidarsson manages to make a clearance. Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett.
Liam Bridcutt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauricio Taricco.
Effort from the edge of the area by Elliott Bennett goes wide of the right-hand post.
Marcos Painter sends in a cross.
Chris Wood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
John Utaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Elphick. Free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ashley Barnes goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Joel Ward makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Mauricio Taricco, Aaron Mokoena makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line played to the near post.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Ibrahima Sonko receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Ashley Barnes scores a penalty. Brighton 2-0 Portsmouth.The referee penalises Ibrahima Sonko for handball.
Corner from left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett.
Shot by Ashley Barnes from 20 yards. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett, Mauricio Taricco produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Aaron Mokoena is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
Liam Lawrence goes into the book for dissent. Hayden Mullins goes into the referee's book.
David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Painter. Radostin Kishishev restarts play with the free kick.
David Nugent is given a yellow card.
Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, Chris Wood produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Mauricio Taricco, Ashley Barnes takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Aaron Mokoena goes over the bar.
Ibrahima Sonko challenges Chris Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
Shot by Hayden Mullins. Blocked by Radostin Kishishev.
Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett.
The official flags Chris Wood offside. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Mauricio Taricco sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Ashley Barnes misses to the right of the target.
Liam Lawrence fouled by Matthew Sparrow, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Chris Wood finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Portsmouth.Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown. Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post. Assist by Mauricio Taricco.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Liam Lawrence.
The ball is delivered by Marcos Painter, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Mauricio Taricco, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Ashley Barnes produces a cross, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by David Nugent misses to the left of the target.
Dave Kitson sent from the field by the ref for violent conduct. Radostin Kishishev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, Radostin Kishishev has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Ashley Barnes crosses the ball, Glenn Murray produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort from outside the penalty box by John Utaka goes wide right of the target.
Chris Wood produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, Close range headed effort by Chris Wood goes wide of the left-hand post.
Hayden Mullins challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.
Centre by Matthew Sparrow. The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Centre by Carl Dickinson, clearance made by Tommy Elphick.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.
Nwankwo Kanu takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save.
The game kicks-off.
Wood in, Noone out
Chris Wood will be in the Brighton squad for the FA Cup south-coast derby against Portsmouth.
The teenage striker has extended his loan spell from West Brom until the end of the season and, having been denied permission to feature in the previous rounds, is now eligible to play.
However, new signing Craig Noone is cup-tied having already played in the competition for Plymouth.
Inigo Calderon serves the final game of his three-match ban so assistant boss Mauricio Taricco should continue at right-back despite suffering a nasty cut to the shin against Exeter on Monday.
Manager Gus Poyet intends to make changes with goalkeeper Peter Brezovan set for another run-out along with Lewis Dunk, Tommy Elphick and Jamie Smith.
Portsmouth are without Greg Halford and Ricardo Rocha.
Halford is suspended after Pompey's appeal against his red card at Watford last Saturday was unsuccessful.
The full-back will sit out his three-match ban at parent club Wolves after his loan expired, although Pompey would like him back for the rest of the season.
Centre-half Rocha faces two weeks on the sidelines after aggravating a hamstring injury against Hull on Monday so two of Joel Ward, Hermann Hreidarsson and Ibrahima Sonko will come into the back four.
Striker Dave Kitson has not trained all week due to a sore foot but should be available.
Midfield duo Michael Brown and Richard Hughes appear to have played their last game for the club after their contract offers were withdrawn this week.
Kitson sees red as Pompey exit early
Dave Kitson's early red card proved costly as last year's finalists Portsmouth crashed out of the FA Cup after falling to a 3-1 defeat against npower League One leaders Brighton.
It is a sign of the times for Championship outfit Pompey, who named just four substitutes due to their small squad, that they find themselves eliminated from a competition they have enjoyed such success in recently.
Having lifted the trophy under Harry Redknapp in 2008, they were beaten by Chelsea in the final at Wembley last time out.
But they have not made it beyond the third-round stage this year after Gus Poyet's men capitalised on Kitson's petulant sending-off to lead 2-0 for much of the game, courtesy of goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.
Tom Kilbey did pull one back for Portsmouth late on, but substitute Francisco Sandaza soon restored the two-goal margin to secure the Seagulls' place in the fourth-round draw.
Despite being in a lower division, the hosts went into the clash as favourites according to the bookmakers.
However, it did not show early on, with the class of David Nugent, Kanu and Liam Lawrence telling for Pompey during the opening exchanges.
The League One side were clearly rattled by the fast-paced nature of the football, although the visitors failed to fashion any clear-cut opportunities.
Despite struggling for possession, the Seagulls thought they had taken the lead in the ninth minute but Barnes, coming into the XI as one of six changes made by Poyet, saw his goal rightly ruled out for offside.
That seemed to spur the hosts on and they almost went ahead moments later when Elliott Bennett whipped in an excellent centre which Wood headed just wide.
Portsmouth's cause was not helped by the foolish behaviour of experienced striker Kitson in the 14th minute.
Having already been warned for petty pushing, the former Reading man ludicrously elbowed Adam El-Abd, leaving the referee with no choice to brandish a red card.
The one-man advantage took its toll just 12 minutes later when Mauricio Taricco's poor effort was deflected into the path of Wood, who fired home sweetly.
Not content with one, Brighton pushed for a second and nearly got it when Barnes saw his header rattle the crossbar after an excellent cross from Taricco.
It was all one-way traffic for the rest of the half and, after Jamie Ashdown brilliantly denied Murray and Barnes in quick succession, the Seagulls got their just rewards.
Pompey's ill-discipline again proved their downfall as Ibrahima Sonko inexplicably handled, allowing Barnes to convert the spot-kick.
Picking up where they left off, Brighton continued to dominate after the interval, pulverising Brighton with some champagne football to the delight of the home faithful.
They nearly grabbed a third midway through the half, but Barnes saw his wonderful 20-yard effort hit the side netting.
The hosts were more subdued thereafter, opting 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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