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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:12,496
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The ball is crossed by Hayden Mullins, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Benjani Mwaruwari goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

92mins

Martyn Woolford crosses the ball, Hayden Mullins makes a clearance.

92mins

Martyn Woolford delivers the ball, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

91mins

The ball is delivered by Martyn Woolford, clearance made by Tal Ben-Haim.

90mins

Erik Huseklepp sends in a cross.

88mins

The referee blows for offside against Dave Kitson. Dean Gerken takes the indirect free kick.

88mins

Erik Huseklepp crosses the ball.

86mins

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Erik Huseklepp coming on for Liam Lawrence.

85mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce fouled by Tal Ben-Haim, the ref awards a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim is booked. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.

84mins

Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wilson on Jason Pearce. Albert Adomah goes off and Martyn Woolford comes on. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Marvin Elliott. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Albert Adomah has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

79mins

Tal Ben-Haim crosses the ball, Liam Lawrence produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

77mins

Ryan Taylor on for Neil Kilkenny.

76mins

Albert Adomah concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Dave Kitson produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

73mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie McAllister, clearance by Dave Kitson.

73mins

Luke Varney takes a shot from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

72mins

Jordan Spence is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tal Ben-Haim, clearance by James Wilson.

71mins

Albert Adomah has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

71mins

The offside flag is raised against Benjani Mwaruwari. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

67mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce produces a cross, Neil Kilkenny concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ashdown. Benjani Mwaruwari comes on in place of Nwankwo Kanu. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

66mins

A cross is delivered by Liam Lawrence, clearance by James Wilson.

66mins

The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah.

65mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, Dave Kitson makes a clearance.

65mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

59mins

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken. Jamie McAllister gets a block in.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Nwankwo Kanu by James Wilson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

56mins

Albert Adomah crosses the ball, Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55mins

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Greg Halford.

54mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Jason Pearce gets a block in.

53mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, Header from close range by Jason Pearce clears the bar.

52mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister to the near post, clearance made by Nwankwo Kanu.

51mins

Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, clearance made by Jason Pearce.

50mins

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence.

49mins

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Spence.

49mins

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

49mins

Nwankwo Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard by Hayden Mullins. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, Dave Kitson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Marvin Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

45mins

Neil Kilkenny produces a cross, Liam Lawrence manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Dave Kitson makes a clearance.

43mins

James Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tal Ben-Haim. Greg Halford fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

39mins

Foul by Dave Kitson on Jordan Spence, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Wilson.

39mins

The referee blows for offside against Nwankwo Kanu. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

38mins

Foul by Jamie McAllister on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Jamie McAllister is shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

37mins

Foul by Luke Varney on Dean Gerken, free kick awarded. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, Tal Ben-Haim manages to make a clearance.

36mins

The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence, save by Dean Gerken.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, Jamie McAllister manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

33mins

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by Marvin Elliott.

32mins

David Norris takes a shot. Blocked by James Wilson.

31mins

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, clearance by Jamie McAllister.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by David Norris. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

28mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Tal Ben-Haim.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Spence, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

27mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, Tal Ben-Haim makes a clearance.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nwankwo Kanu on Neil Kilkenny. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

24mins

Tal Ben-Haim concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Spence. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.

23mins

Neil Kilkenny produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

23mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce delivers the ball, clearance made by Greg Halford.

18mins

Nicky Maynard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

18mins

Long distance shot from Greg Halford misses to the left of the goal.

16mins

Jamie McAllister crosses the ball, Tal Ben-Haim makes a clearance.

15mins

Albert Adomah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

13mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

11mins

Foul by Marvin Elliott on Nwankwo Kanu, free kick awarded. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mokoena on Lewin Nyatanga. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

8mins

Luke Varney fouled by James Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Jamie McAllister by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

7mins

Neil Kilkenny delivers the ball, save by Jamie Ashdown.

5mins

A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Hayden Mullins. James Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicky Maynard. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

3mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, clearance by Jason Pearce.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Jason Pearce by Nicky Maynard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Pearce.

1mins

Dave Kitson fouled by Jordan Spence, the ref awards a free kick. Dave Kitson takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Robins Bristol City boss Keith Millen is expected to stick with the same side that beat Leicester in midweek for their home game against Portsmouth. That means no place for veteran goalkeeper David James against his former club. The 41-year-old was dropped to the bench against Leicester in favour of Dean Gerken. The game is likely to come too soon for Liam Fontaine who only returned to training on Thursday. The 25-year-old defender has not played since the Robins' 3-0 opening day defeat to Ipswich after suffering an ankle injury. Louis Carey will also miss out despite recovering from illness. The 34-year-old defender boasts the second highest number of appearances for the club but is yet to make an appearance this season. Benjani could start his first game for Portsmouth since January 2008. The veteran striker, back with Pompey via spells at Manchester City, Sunderland and Blackburn, made his second `debut' as a substitute in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Reading. If he starts, Benjani is likely to replace Kanu alongside midweek goalscorer Dave Kitson in attack. Norway forward Erik Huseklepp could also be added to the squad if his proposed switch from Bari is completed in time. Skipper Liam Lawrence has been playing despite an ongoing hamstring problem and should be fine to continue. Manager Steve Cotterill has no new injury concerns and found himself in the rare position of having to leave players out of his squad on Tuesday with Hermann Hreidarsson and Christian Dailly missing out.

Formation:451Manager: Keith Millen

Bristol City

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

  • Dean Gerken
  • Jordan Spence
  • Jamie McAllister
  • Lewin Nyatanga
  • James Wilson
  • Albert Adomah
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Cole Skuse
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Jamal Campbell-Ryce
  • Nicky Maynard
  • SUBS
  • David James
  • Martyn Woolford
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Kalifa Cisse
  • Brett Pitman

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Match Report

Robins frustrated at home Neil Kilkenny had a strike disallowed as Bristol City were held to a goalless draw by Portsmouth at Ashton Gate. The Australian, signed from npower Championship rivals Leeds in the summer, thought he had scored the all-important goal in the second half when he bundled the ball home, but he was adjudged to have fouled Portsmouth goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown. Steve Cotterill's side could have nicked it late on but Luke Varney saw his shot rebound off the post. In a game of few chances, both sides failed to build on their first victories of the season in midweek. Albert Adomah, after neat work with Marvin Elliott, had the opening chance of the match but Jamie Ashdown was equal to the midfielder's 20-yard effort. City, unchanged from the midweek win at promotion-favourites Leicester, had the better of the opening exchanges, with Jamal Campbell-Ryce looking lively, but failed to convert possession into chances. Portsmouth, lacking an attacking threat early on, finally came to life after 17 minutes but Greg Halford saw his 30-yard shot fly over the bar. The visitors started to apply the pressure and, after David Norris and Hayden Mullins linked up, the former saw his 20-yard strike well blocked by James Wilson. Dave Kitson, fresh from scoring the winner in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Reading, headed over from Liam Lawrence's teasing cross in the closing stages of the opening half. Portsmouth started where they left off in the first half and, after good work from Kanu, Kitson saw his shot blocked by Jordan Spence. Lawrence tested Dean Gerken from 25 yards, before the hosts went up the other end and saw Kilkenny almost open the scoring with a 20-yard effort that whistled past the post. With defences on top in the opening half, the game started to open up and Lawrence should have done better when he headed straight at Gerken, who did well to punch the ball to safety. Campbell-Ryce was denied by Ashdown before Kilkenny found the net after 65 minutes, but the midfielder was adjudged to have impeded goalkeeper Ashdown. Pompey responded and, on 72 minutes, Varney was unlucky not to net his first goal for the club when he saw his curling shot from the edge of the box rebound off the post. The mis-firing Kitson wasted another chance, this time firing over from six yards, while Martyn Woolford, coming on as a substitute, was released by Nicky Maynard but, after the former Scunthorpe winger cut back inside, fired straight at Ashdown. Benjani, introduced for Kanu in the second half, had a chance late on but headed Hayden Mullins' cross over the bar from 12 yards as both sides took a share of the spoils.

Form Guide

    LLW
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • DLW

Last Meetings

  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 08/03/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 28/09/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 05/04/1999
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 10/10/1998
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 14/01/1995
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 29/10/1994

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 3

Portsmouth

  • D Norris 1
  • D Kitson 1
  • L Varney 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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