Jermain Defoe nets the winning penalty at Sunderland in 2008. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.
Kenny Jackett’s third-placed side know anything other than a victory will leave them relying on Barnsley – in second – to drop points in their final two matches. Here we take a look at the Blues’ last win on Wearside. A stoppage-time Jermain Defoe penalty wrapped up a 2-1 victory for Tony Adams’ team back in 2008. We’ve listed the side from that day, but how many can you name before taking a look?
England international goalkeeper amassed 158 appearances during his time at Fratton Park
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Made 100 Pompey appearances, scoring four times.
The centre-back amassed 111 appearances during his time at Fratton Park.
Defender made 96 Pompey appearances in a two season stay at Fratton Park.
The versatile defender made 80 appearances for the Blues across two spells at the club.
Niko Kranjcar made 100 Pompey appearances, scoring 12 goals
Having signed from Tottenham in 2006, the midfielder went on to feature 116 times for Pompey.
Midfield maestro Diarra made 32 Pompey appearances before joining Real Madrid in 2009.
Algerian international levelled for Pompey in their previous win at Sunderland. He featured 63 times for the Blues.
England international made 88 Pompey appearances across two spells at Fratton Park.
Striker's stoppage-time penalty secured Pompey's last win at Sunderland back in 2008. He netted 17 goals in 36 appearances during his time at Fratton Park.