Coventry held cash-strapped Portsmouth to a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park to set up a richly-deserved FA Cup third-round replay.
The Sky Blues went ahead against the run of play after half an hour thanks to a brilliant 20-yard effort from David Bell.
Kevin-Prince Boateng nodded a leveller for the Premier League side in first-half stoppage time, but the troubled 2008 FA Cup winners were unable to finish off Chris Coleman's side.
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