Pompey roller-coaster keeps on rolling


Tottenham 0 Portsmouth 2 (after extra time):Frederic Piquionne and Kevin Prince Boateng fired stricken Portsmouth into the FA Cup final at Wembley with a sensational 2-0 semi-final victory over Tottenham.

Pompey, in administration and relegated from the Premier League yesterday, broke the deadlock in the 10th minute of extra time.

The controversial Wembley surface - treacherous all afternoon with a host of players loosing their footing - struck again as Spurs defender Michael Dawson slipped allowing Piquionne to stab home.

Boateng added the second from the spot after Wilson Palacios was wrongly adjudged to have fouled Aruna Dindane.

Astonishingly Pompey, the 2008 FA Cup winners, will now conclude a season of crisis at Fratton Park with a final against Chelsea.