Harry Redknapp guided Pompey to the FA Cup in 2008. Picture: Mike Egerton
FA Cup heroics, Crystal Palace comeback, derby success over Southampton, survival at Wigan and many more!- Harry Redknapp's greatest Portsmouth triumphs as ex-boss reaches 20 years from first match in charge
Today marks 20 years since Harry Redknapp took charge of Pompey for the first time.
Pompey climbed to the top of the Premier League with a resounding win over Bolton at Fratton Park. A second-half hat-trick from Teddy Sheringham proved their was still life in the old dog, yet, after Steve Stone had put the hosts ahead. Picture: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
Pompey secured their first home victory against that lot up the road since the 1960s when Yakubu's goal settled a scrappy affair. The striker had fired home Stone's cross to send the home fans into raptures, with some entering the pitch. Nerves were heightened when Kevin Phillips hit the post for Saints in injury time, before the three points also kept alive the club's survival hopes. Picture: Mike Egerton
Redknapp's side strengthened their survival bid by recording a memorable victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United dynasty. Stone's powerful effort following a neat Yakubu touch was enough to edge the Red Devils. Picture: Mike Egerton
Pedro Mendes' dramatic brace ignited Pompey's great escape from relegation following Redknapp's return from arch-rivals Southampton. The Fratton faithful were fearing the worst when the visitors equalised following the midfielder's first jaw-dropping effort. However, deep into injury time, he repeated the trick by slamming the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box to claim three vital points.