Motty’s magic Pompey moments

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Match of the Day legend John Motson is at Portsmouth Guildhall tonight - and as a taster, here is his distinctive commentary on two moments of Pompey FA Cup magic.

The first is his description of the joyous scenes at Wembley in 2008 as Sol Campbell led his teammates up the famous steps to receive the FA Cup after a 1-0 win over Cardiff.

John Motson

John Motson

The second is from 1992, when Motson described the pandemonium at Highbury as Darren Anderton scored in fron of the Pompey hordes in an FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Sadly, a late Ronnie Whelan equaliser levelled the match at 1-1, Liverpool won the replay on penalties, and it would be another 16 years before Pompey finally reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1939.

Tonight John Motson will be talking about his long career as ‘The Voice of Football.’

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