Pompey sink Saints

13 February 2010 02:37
Portsmouth were in danger of being put out of business this week but they are alive in the FA Cup after defeating south-coast rivals Southampton 4-1. Despite being matched by Alan Pardew's men for much of the fifth-round clash, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie came off the bench and opened the scoring for the visitors at St Mary's. The former Arsenal forward struck in the 66th minute, taking a touch to steady himself and curling home from just inside the penalty area. The lead lasted just four minutes as Rickie Lambert headed in at the far post from a free-kick - but Pompey were ahead again shortly after the leveller. Hayden Mullins started the move down the right before Quincy sent Aruna Dindane through to chip Kelvin Davis for his second goal this week after netting against Sunderland. Saints substitute Lee Barnard had a strike chalked off for offside late on, then Nadir Belhadj added a third when he raced through and sold Davis a dummy before finishing and Jamie O'Hara volleyed home the fourth after a sweeping move.

Source: PA