Portsmouth 2-0 Man City

14 February 2009 04:55
But the result is a superb start for Pompey caretaker boss Paul Hart as his team picked up three valuable points in their battle against relegation.Portsmouth had not won in the league under former boss Adams since they defeated Blackburn 3-2 on 30 November and had not registered a clean sheet in the top-flight since their goalless draw at West Ham on 15 November.The chances continued to fall to Nugent after the break, with the striker again springing the offside trap but failing to hit the target with his strike across goal.City showed the occasional glimpse of skill and flair - one deft backheel from Elano particularly catching the eye - but it was Pompey who looked the most likely to score and Crouch shot wide from a tight angle while Nugent missed with another header.Pompey's efforts were rewarded when Johnson scored his third goal of the season.He cut in brilliantly from the touchline and, after his first shot was parried, reacted quickly to regain possession and smash the ball into the roof of the net.Hreidarsson extended the home team's lead, while Johnson almost doubled his tally but his effort was saved.

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