Third-time lucky as Pompey win Cup

Pompey with the FA Cup after their 4-1 final win over Wolves in 1939
Pompey with the FA Cup after their 4-1 final win over Wolves in 1939
Joe Hancott was 16 years and 161 days when he made his Pompey debut in the Checkatrade Trophy against Fulham Under-21s on Wednesday night Picture: Joe Pepler

From Pompey apprentice to record holder - in seven weeks

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Jimmy Guthrie holds the FA Cup after Pompey’s shock 4-1 defeat of Wolves in the 1939 final at Wembley.

The Blues had lost their previous two Cup finals - to Bolton in 1929 and Manchester City five years later - and they were underdogs in this one.

But after outside-right Freddie Worall kept up his tradition before any of Pompey’s FA Cup ties that season of fastening on boss Jack Tinn’s lucky spats, the Blues caused a shock in front of 99,370 fans.

They took the lead through Bert Berlow, before Jock Anderson and Cliff Parker netted.

Wolves pulled a goal back through Dickie Dorsett but Pompey ensured they were not to be denied the silverware when Parker headed home his second of the match.