Sulley Muntari ends up being 2nd Ghanaian to win English FA Cup : International de
On the 17 May 2008 (precisely 13 years ago today Sulley Ali Muntari ended up being the 2nd Ghanaian to win the English FA cup as Nwankwo Kanu’s objective sufficed to offer Portsmouth a 1-0 win in the FA Cup last versus Cardiff City at Wembley.
Kanu, who scored Pompey’s semi-final winner versus West Brom, struck 8 minutes prior to half-time following a miss out on that threatened to decrease in Wembley folklore.
The Nigerian’s objective suggested the south coast club won the FA Cup for just the 2nd time in their history following their last look in a significant Wembley last back in 1939.
It likewise offered Portsmouth supervisor Harry Redknapp his very first piece of substantial flatware as either gamer or supervisor.
The definitive minute of the match can be found in the 37th minute.
France worldwide midfielder Lassana Diarra, who consistently showed skilled at bringing the ball out of defence, launched John Utaka down the right.
Kanu’s fellow Nigeria forward teased Cardiff full-back Tony Capaldi prior to crossing. Cardiff goalkeeper Peter Enckelman let the ball slip from his grasp when he must have stuck on and Kanu scored from hardly a backyard out.
It was Kanu’s very first objective considering that he scored the winner in the 1-0 semi-final win over West Brom, among his previous clubs, and Pompey’s initially in 4 matches after a frustrating end to their league season.
And it came as a tremendous relief to both the striker and his team-mates, without cup-tied goalscorer Jermain Defoe, after an agonising miss out on.
Played in by Sulley Muntari in the 22nd minute, Kanu slipped the ball past Enckleman however, albeit from a somewhat tight angle, his shot struck the left post with the objective vulnerable.
At that minute Pompey fans might have been forgiven for believing their group’s hopes of winning a very first significant prize considering that being crowned champs of England 58 years previously will pass them by.
And on the stroke of half-time Cardiff, the only non-English side to win the FA Cup back in 1927, nearly equalised.