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Dave Kitson gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 2-1 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Carl Dickinson.
David Cotterill sends in a cross, David James makes a save.
Foul by Brett Pitman on Aaron Mokoena, free kick awarded. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.
Nwankwo Kanu is brought on as a substitute for Joel Ward.
Liam Fontaine fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.
Ricardo Rocha goes off and Aaron Mokoena comes on. Joel Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. David James restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Keogh replaces Martyn Woolford.
Ricardo Rocha is given a yellow card. Carl Dickinson replaces Hermann Hreidarsson. Brett Pitman fouled by Ricardo Rocha, the ref awards a free kick. Jamal Campbell-Ryce restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Halford challenges Brett Pitman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Jordan Spence.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Albert Adomah.
Dave Kitson has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by David James.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Martyn Woolford goes over the bar.
David Cotterill booked for unsporting behaviour. Brett Pitman on for Nicky Maynard. Lewin Nyatanga fouled by David Cotterill, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. Centre by David Cotterill, Joel Ward produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Dave Kitson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Own goal by Greg Halford. Bristol City 2-0 Portsmouth.
Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Kalifa Cisse.
Damion Stewart goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Dave Kitson fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Woolford from the right by-line.
Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Hermann Hreidarsson gets a block in.
Foul by Lewin Nyatanga on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Cotterill.
The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, save by Jamie Ashdown.
Joel Ward fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Cotterill from right wing.
David Clarkson leaves the field to be replaced by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Corner taken by David Cotterill.
Ritchie De Laet has a drilled shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
Shot by Dave Kitson from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
David Nugent takes a shot from 12 yards. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
Joel Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. Direct free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, save made by David James.
Centre by Joel Ward, David James makes a brilliant save.
David Nugent sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Joel Ward goes over the bar.
Foul by Marvin Elliott on Hayden Mullins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Shot from deep inside the area by Damion Stewart goes over the bar.
Martyn Woolford fouled by Ritchie De Laet, the ref awards a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.
Albert Adomah gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Portsmouth.Assist on the goal came from David Clarkson.
Centre by Jonathan Hogg, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Hayden Mullins, save made by David James.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Marvin Elliott. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Cotterill from left channel.
David Clarkson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Kalifa Cisse. Greg Halford fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by David James.
The offside flag is raised against David Clarkson. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Albert Adomah produces a cross, clearance made by Greg Halford.
Unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by David Clarkson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Ritchie De Laet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard. David Clarkson restarts play with the free kick.
Hermann Hreidarsson crosses the ball, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
Corner taken left-footed by Martyn Woolford to the near post, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.
Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Ricardo Rocha gets a block in.
Albert Adomah produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Marvin Elliott on Jonathan Hogg, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Centre by David Cotterill.
David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence. David James takes the direct free kick.
David Cotterill crosses the ball, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.
Dave Kitson fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance by Kalifa Cisse.
Effort from deep inside the area by David Clarkson clears the bar.
Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Centre by Ritchie De Laet, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Nicky Maynard. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Ritchie De Laet. Indirect free kick taken by David James.
Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Jordan Spence takes the free kick.
Martyn Woolford takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Close range effort by Nicky Maynard misses to the right of the goal.
David Nugent produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Joel Ward fouled by Kalifa Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence by David Nugent. David James takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Clarkson on Hermann Hreidarsson. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah, Effort from the edge of the area by David Clarkson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Robins monitoring Caulker fitness
Steven Caulker is a doubt for Bristol City ahead of the visit of Portsmouth.
The on-loan Tottenham defender was forced off after 34 minutes of the 4-1 victory at Coventry on Saturday with a recurrence of the hip problem that saw him substituted in the previous game against Scunthorpe.
"It is one we looked closely at and the medical people told me he was fine to play. He had a fitness test before the game and his movement was fine," said City manager Keith Millen.
"But he had a bruise on his hip and, if you get a whack on it, then you are going to be sore. It was a bit of a gamble and the lad was happy to play, but I don't think he has made it worse or done any long-lasting damage.
"Damion Stewart came in and won everything in the air and he can step in against Portsmouth if Steven is not ready."
Midfielders Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Lee Johnson and strikers Brett Pitman and Andy Keogh are also available for recalls.
Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill has no new injury or suspension problems.
Midfielder Hayden Mullins and utility player Joel Ward were major doubts ahead of the game against Sheffield United at the weekend with calf problems but both started, with Mullins lasting the full match and Ward coming off after 71 minutes.
Cotterill employed Ward in an unfamiliar position behind lone striker Dave Kitson in the 1-0 win against the Blades and it remains to be seen whether he sticks with the youngster or chooses to start with Nigerian forward Kanu in this role.
Defender Aaron Mokoena is pushing for a start after some impressive performances when coming off the bench in recent weeks.
Midfielder Liam Lawrence continues to be sidelined with a calf injury that is expected to keep him out for another two or three weeks.
In-form Pompey are looking for a seventh straight win and a seventh clean sheet on the spin.
Robins keep flying high
A fourth straight npower Championship victory for Bristol City put the brakes on Portsmouth`s late play-off charge in a 2-1 success.
Pompey keeper Jamie Ashdown set a new club record for post-war league minutes without conceding a goal when the game reached the 35-minute mark.
However, Albert Adomah's strike five minutes later and a Greg Halford own goal midway through the second half were enough for City to record a quartet of successive league wins for the first time since February 2009.
Dave Kitson pulled a goal back in injury time but Portsmouth`s club record-equalling run of six consecutive victories and clean sheets had already come to an end.
Steven Caulker failed to recover from the hip problem that forced him off during the first half against Coventry on Saturday.
Damion Stewart, who replaced the on-loan Tottenham defender at the Ricoh Arena, was the only change to the Bristol City starting line up.
Portsmouth were unchanged from their win over Sheffield United at the weekend.
Nicky Maynard came close to his fourth goal in as many matches when he volleyed wide from a corner after seven minutes.
Portsmouth threatened when former Pompey keeper David James spilled Hayden Mullins' shot but the ex-England international recovered to collect the loose ball ahead of the onrushing David Nugent.
David Clarkson thought he had put City ahead on the half-hour but his close-range finish was ruled out for offside.
Ashdown then surpassed Peter Mellor's club record without conceding a goal set during the 1978-79 season but he was beaten soon afterwards.
Adomah embarked on a solo run and, after a neat one-two with Clarkson, steered the ball past Ashdown from 10 yards out. It was the first goal Ashdown had conceded in 636 minutes of Championship football.
Joel Ward went close to an equalising goal either side of half-time. He first lifted a shot just over James, who was out of his goal, before almost catching out his old team-mate with an inventive effort from by the touchline.
Portsmouth appealed for a penalty when Stewart kicked the ball against his own arm in the 51st minute but the appeals were waved away.
Ward went close again, this time with a header, before Pompey fell further behind when Halford turned Maynard's cross into his own net.
It needed a superb save from James to keep out Kitson's thumping, angled drive after 75 minutes.
But the former Reading and Stoke striker got on the scoresheet in the third minute of injury time when he converted Carl Dickinson's left-wing cross from inside the six-yard box.
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