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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Amex Stadium
  • Attendance:20,772
  • Vicente (74) Vicente (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Rodriguez Vicente fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Kazenga LuaLua.

92mins

Craig Mackail-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tal Ben-Haim from right channel, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Adam El-Abd results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Scott Allan from right channel.

85mins

David Norris leaves the field to be replaced by Dave Kitson.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Joe Mattock by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kazenga LuaLua from the left by-line, clearance by Chris Maguire.

79mins

Ashley Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Tal Ben-Haim. Chris Maguire comes on in place of Marko Futacs. Kazenga LuaLua is brought on as a substitute for Will Buckley. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Will Buckley played to the near post.

77mins

Foul by Ricardo Rocha on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rodriguez Vicente.

74mins

Foul by David Norris on Rodriguez Vicente, free kick awarded. Rodriguez Vicente hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Portsmouth.

74mins

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Ricardo Rocha, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Ashley Barnes takes a shot.

69mins

(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Craig Mackail-Smith coming on for Sam Vokes.

68mins

Rodriguez Vicente takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

66mins

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Allan from the right by-line.

64mins

Rodriguez Vicente takes a inswinging corner.

61mins

Joel Ward takes a shot.

59mins

David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Greg Halford fouled by Sam Vokes, the ref awards a free kick. Rodriguez Vicente on for Craig Noone. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

57mins

Craig Noone takes a outswinging corner.

57mins

Effort from inside the area by Joe Mattock misses to the left of the target.

56mins

Tal Ben-Haim concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone. Craig Noone takes the free kick.

55mins

Alan Navarro concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Allan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tal Ben-Haim from right channel, Gordon Greer makes a clearance.

47mins

Alan Navarro takes a shot. Mishit right-footed shot by Sam Vokes. Clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by George Thorne. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

41mins

Corner taken by Craig Noone, save by Jamie Ashdown.

40mins

Marko Futacs handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

40mins

Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

39mins

Handball decision goes against Tal Ben-Haim. Tal Ben-Haim receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

38mins

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Allan to the near post, clearance by Adam El-Abd.

35mins

Long range effort by Scott Allan goes harmlessly over the bar.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Allan from the right by-line, Sam Vokes manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Joe Mattock fouled by Marko Futacs, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Adam El-Abd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marko Futacs. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

25mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Scott Allan.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

20mins

Scott Allan takes a short corner.

19mins

George Thorne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

18mins

The referee blows for offside against Sam Vokes. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

17mins

Will Buckley takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jason Pearce.

15mins

Short corner taken by Will Buckley.

15mins

Luke Varney has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Halford on Craig Noone. Liam Bridcutt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

11mins

Greg Halford challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Bridcutt from left channel.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Joel Ward results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

9mins

Will Buckley takes a outswinging corner.

5mins

Craig Noone challenges George Thorne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Craig Noone challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Dicker missing for Seagulls Brighton are still without Gary Dicker for the visit of Portsmouth. Manager Gus Poyet has pencilled in the influential midfielder for a return to action against Derby on March 20 after nearly five months out recovering from a broken leg. Full-back Marcos Painter is not yet back to fitness following a hamstring injury and defender Tommy Elphick is a long-term absentee with an Achilles problem. But Poyet has no new injury concerns following Wednesday night's 2-2 draw with fellow play-off hopefuls Cardiff. Striker Sam Vokes scored as a substitute in midweek to push his claims for a return to the starting line-up. Wingers Will Buckley and Craig Noone could also be recalled after their lively appearances from the bench. Tal Ben-Haim could return to the Portsmouth squad for the trip along the south coast. The Israeli defender missed Tuesday night's narrow 1-0 defeat at Reading after coming down with a virus on the morning of the game. Boss Michael Appleton will hand Ben-Haim a late fitness check but is hopeful he will be available to boost a threadbare Pompey squad. Veteran strikers Kanu and Benjani look set to miss out again. Kanu is still struggling for fitness due to a back problem and Benjani has a calf injury. Winger Kelvin Etuhu was an unused substitute at the Madejski Stadium in midweek after recovering from a hamstring tear so he could be added to the starting line-up.

Formation:451Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

Formation: 442Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

  • Peter Brezovan
  • Joe Mattock
  • Gordon Greer
  • Adam El-Abd
  • Gonzalo Jara Reyes
  • Craig Noone
  • Alan Navarro
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Will Buckley
  • Sam Vokes
  • SUBS
  • Casper Ankergren
  • Craig Mackail-Smith
  • Inigo Calderon
  • Rodriguez Vicente
  • Kazenga LuaLua

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Match Report

Vicente seals Seagulls victory Vicente came off the bench to score a brace and fire Brighton into the npower Championship play-off places with a 2-0 victory over Portsmouth The Seagulls stretched their unbeaten league record in 2012 to 12 games against Portsmouth although a bore draw looked to be on the cards before Vicente was introduced midway through the second half. The former Valencia winger forced a fine save from Pompey goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown before his free-kick found the bottom corner. Vicente then put the game to bed in injury time with a low finish after being teed up by fellow substitute Kazenga LuaLua. Beleaguered Portsmouth overcame a nervous start and had several first-half chances but they were forced to defend for large spells in the second half and the pressure eventually told. The visitors have lost their last three matches and remain bottom of the Championship, eight points adrift of safety. Will Buckley, Craig Noone and Sam Vokes all returned to Brighton's starting line-up, with Gai Assulin, Abdul Razak and Craig Mackail-Smith making way. Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton also made three changes to his line-up as Ashdown, Tal Ben Haim and Marko Futacs replaced Stephen Henderson, Aaron Mokoena and Hayden Mullins. The visitors, bottom of the Championship after being deducted 10 points last month for going into administration, were firmly on the back foot in the early stages. Yet, they were the first to have a real sniff at goal as Luke Varney curled narrowly wide of the right-hand post from 25 yards. Scott Allan then made some room for himself just outside the area before his rasping drive was tipped round the post by Seagulls goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. The visitors were starting to grow in stature as the half wore on and Allan's decent delivery from a corner somehow managed to evade everyone. The midfielder then narrowly lobbed over from just outside the box after a poor clearance from Gordon Greer. But on the stroke of half-time, the hosts nearly took an undeserved lead as an almighty scramble in Portsmouth's penalty box created by Alan Navarro's long-range shot ended with Vokes being denied by Ashdown from close range. After a relatively quiet 45 minutes, the second half began in much the same way, with neither side able to stamp their authority on the clash. However, Brighton right-back Joe Mattock's volley from Buckley's cross produced a marvellous save from Ashdown before Pompey cleared their lines to ensure the score remained goalless. Seagulls manager Gus Poyet introduced former Spain international Vicente for Noone in an effort to break the deadlock. And the replacement almost had an immediate impact as, after Ashley Barnes's strike was blocked by Ben Haim, Vicente's follow-up was saved by Ashdown. The 30-year-old was not to be denied, though, and his strike put Brighton well on their way to three points. After David Norris had fouled Vicente on the edge of the area, the winger picked himself up before drilling past Ashdown in the 75th minute. Portsmouth did push forward in an attempt to force an equaliser but their failure to test Brezovan was telling and their misery was compounded in injury time. LuaLua picked out Vicente from the left by-line and he made no mistake from close range.

Form Guide

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  • Brighton
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • DLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 13/08/2011
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 18/01/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 4 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 31/08/2002
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 29/04/1992
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 07/09/1991
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 16/04/1991

Top Scorers

Brighton

  • C Mackail-Smith 9
  • W Buckley 7
  • A Barnes 6
  • M Sparrow 2
  • R Harley 2
  • S Vokes 2
  • C Noone 2
  • A Navarro 1
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • K LuaLua 1
  • I Calderon 1
  • R Vincelot 1
  • J Forster-Caskey 1

Portsmouth

  • D Norris 5
  • L Varney 5
  • D Kitson 3
  • M Futacs 3
  • J Pearce 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • H Mullins 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • G Halford 1

Goals

Brighton

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 42
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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