Pompey v Southampton - it's on in the cup
Wednesday, 28th Aug 2019 22:29 by pompey-fans.com staff
It's on! The first Pompey-Southampton game for eight seasons will take place at Fratton Park in a month's time after the sides were drawn to face one another in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Goals by John Marquis, from the penalty spot, and Marcus Harness, both in the final 12 minutes, clinched an impressive 2-0 second round win at QPR.
Then the moment arrived as the draw handed Pompey a home tie against their deadly rivals.
The teams last met in the Championship in 2011-12 when both games ended all-square - Joel Ward scoring in a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park and David Norris's famous volley securing a 2-2 draw in the return.
Their last cup meeting was in 2010 when Avram Grant's team won 4-1 at St Mary's on their way to their second FA Cup final in three seasons.