Piquionne sends Pompey to Wembley

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Portsmouth's season has included four different owners and the threat of liquidation - but it will also have a trip to Wembley after Frederic Piquionne earned them a 2-0 victory over Birmingham.

Pompey, saddled with debt and being pursued by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, will earn more than £600,000 in prize money and broadcasting fees for reaching the FA Cup semi-final but money was hardly on their minds as they celebrated victory against Alex McLeish's men.

Piquionne's goals brightened up a quarter-final tie short on action until he struck in the 67th and 70th minutes, then Liam Ridgewell had an effort ruled out for the visitors despite the ball appearing to cross the line.

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Frederic Piquionne
Liam Ridgewell
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