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    Pompey shock Spurs to reach FA Cup final


    by ODN


    Portsmouth will have an FA Cup final to look forward to at the end of a tortuous season after a shock 2-0 semi-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

    Frederic Piquionne broke the deadlock in the first half of extra-time and former Spurs player Kevin Prince Boateng slotted home a late penalty to send Portsmouth's travelling fans into raptures.

    Debt-riddled Portsmouth, whose relegation from the top flight was confirmed on Saturday, will return to Wembley on May 15 to face Chelsea who beat Aston Villa 3-0.

    Portsmouth had the better of the first half but Tottenham improved after the break and almost snatched victory in stoppage time when Peter Crouch's close-range flick was saved instinctively by England keeper David James.

    Crouch had a goal harshly disallowed soon after Piquionne's opener but Tottenham could have no complaints about the penalty decision after Wilson Palacios brought down Aruna Dindane.