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Danny Webber is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wade Elliott, Michael Duff takes a shot.
The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.
Wade Elliott produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Cotterill.
David Nugent leaves the field to be replaced by Nadir Ciftci.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Aaron Mokoena. The referee shows David Cotterill a yellow card. Wade Elliott delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.
Hayden Mullins challenges Ross Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Cork.
Chris Eagles has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Ross Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andre Bikey.
David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.
Hayden Mullins takes a outswinging corner.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Cotterill.
Aaron Mokoena fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford takes the free kick.
Joel Ward takes a shot. Michael Duff gets a block in.
Jay Rodriguez produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott. Chris Eagles takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Danny Webber coming on for Jonathan Hogg. Jamie Ashdown takes the indirect free kick.
Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Carl Dickinson is brought on as a substitute for Ritchie De Laet.
Chris Eagles grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Portsmouth.Tyrone Mears provided the assist for the goal.
Nwankwo Kanu challenges Andre Bikey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Duff takes the direct free kick.
Chris Iwelumo goes off and Steven Thompson comes on.
Unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Hermann Hreidarsson results in a free kick. Caution for Hermann Hreidarsson. Free kick taken by Wade Elliott.
Nathan Delfouneso is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Wade Elliott takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Chris McCann goes off and Nathan Delfouneso comes on.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
David Nugent scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Portsmouth.Nwankwo Kanu provided the assist for the goal.
The referee shows Jamie Ashdown a yellow card for time wasting.
Shot from just outside the box by Wade Elliott goes over the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nwankwo Kanu. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Aaron Mokoena, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Cork fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Short corner worked by Chris Eagles.
Hayden Mullins is adjudged to have handled the ball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Wade Elliott, clearance made by Aaron Mokoena.
Chris Iwelumo has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Hayden Mullins, clearance by Jay Rodriguez.
Chris McCann produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Mokoena.
Joel Ward produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Aaron Mokoena. Strike comes in from Tyrone Mears from the free kick.
Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Halford. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Joel Ward takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen.
Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, clearance by David Cotterill.
Corner taken right-footed by Wade Elliott, Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Hermann Hreidarsson results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.
Daniel Fox crosses the ball, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Chris McCann takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Wade Elliott, Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
Handball by Nwankwo Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot.
Wade Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Jonathan Hogg. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Fox from right wing, clearance by Nwankwo Kanu.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by David Cotterill. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Chris Eagles produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Joel Ward fouled by Chris McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Brian Jensen.
Header from deep inside the area by Jay Rodriguez goes over the bar.
Wade Elliott takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Nwankwo Kanu.
Corner taken right-footed by Wade Elliott from the left by-line, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.
Headed effort from close range by Hermann Hreidarsson goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Fox by Joel Ward results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andre Bikey.
Unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
Corner taken by Hayden Mullins from the right by-line.
Handball by Chris Eagles. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Chris Iwelumo is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.
Howe sweating over Marney
Burnley manager Eddie Howe is waiting on the fitness of midfielder Dean Marney for his side's encounter with Portsmouth.
The former Tottenham midfielder missed Saturday's 4-2 victory over Derby with a knock sustained in last Tuesday's clash with Middlesbrough.
Even if he can prove his fitness, Marney may well have to settle for a place on the bench given the Clarets' impressive performance last time out.
Midfielder Marvin Bartley will definitely return after completing his three-match ban at the weekend.
Chris McCann is certain to play again after scoring in his first start since September 2009 against the Rams.
Strikers Charlie Austin and Martin Paterson remain sidelined as eighth-placed Burnley step up their efforts to secure a play-off berth.
Portsmouth striker Dave Kitson sustained a suspected fractured rib injury in Saturday's goalless draw with Swansea and is unlikely to feature.
Pompey defender Ritchie De Laet could also be added to the extensive injured list at Fratton Park after limping out of the action against Swansea with a calf strain.
Liam Lawrence (calf) and fellow midfielder Nadir Ciftci (ankle) remain sidelined while defender Ricardo Rocha is suspended for the remainder of the season.
Although winger David Cotterill is available again, defender Ibrahima Sonko, one of only four substitutes on Saturday, could miss out under the rule allowing sides to name only six loan players on the team-sheet.
Manager Steve Cotterill said: "How we've managed to get to where we are in the table has been a credit to the players. It's been almost a miracle.
"I should imagine there are teams below with much larger squads who would love to have as many points as we are."
Clarets` play-off bid stalls
Comeback kings Burnley hit back for a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Portsmouth but the result did little to help their play-off push.
Sitting outside the top six on goal difference at the start of play, the Clarets remain in eighth place but are now two points adrift with two games to play.
David Nugent opened the scoring against his former club with a superb drive into the top corner, but Chris Eagles pulled out an equally good effort to equalise.
It was Graham Alexander day at Turf Moor, with the veteran defender given a guard of honour by both teams before being presented with a special award before kick-off to mark his 1,000th career appearance.
He was on the bench as Burnley manager Eddie Howe named an unchanged line-up as his side looked to make it four straight wins.
Nwankwo Kanu and David Cotterill came in for Dave Kitson and Carl Dickinson as Pompey made two changes from the side which drew 0-0 with Swansea on Saturday.
Boss Steve Cotterill could again only name four subsitutes.
The visitors started brightly but it was the Clarets who had the first chances of the game.
Jay Rodriguez sent a header over the crossbar and Eagles was not too far away with a 25-yard drive shortly afterwards.
Wade Elliott headed straight into the arms of Jamie Ashdown from a Michael Duff cross in the 20th minute as Burnley began to dominate.
Ashdown was forced into a double save in the 29th minute, parrying Chris McCann`s 20-yard shot straight to Fox whose cross-shot was fumbled by the keeper but grasped at the second attempt.
Portsmouth finally responded with their first opening of the game after 35 minutes.
Cotterill whipped in a dangerous cross for Nugent, but the striker`s close-range header was gathered by Brian Jensen.
And they were enjoying a decent spell of pressure as half-time approached, although Burnley had strong claims for a penalty waved away in injury time after the ball looked to strike the arm of Joel Ward.
The home side started the second half on the front foot with Chris Iwelumo heading over from Elliott`s teasing cross, while at the other end Jensen easily dealt with a long-range strike from Greg Halford.
Pompey snatched the lead in the 57th minute when Kanu rolled the ball to Nugent 20 yards out and he crashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
Burnley hit back straight from the kick off, missing two gilt-edged chances in a minute.
Elliott found himself clean through but his weak attempt was saved by Ashdown, then Iwelumo sent a header straight at the keeper from six yards.
Howe threw on Nathan Delfouneso and Steven Thompson in a bid to rescue something from the game, and the Clarets levelled in the 74th minute.
Tyrone Mears played the ball to Eagles on the right-hand corner of the area and he produced a superb finish to equalise.
Burnley pushed for a winner and almost got it when Delfouneso found some space and cracked a shot from close range which Ashdown did well to parry.
But it was Portsmouth who almost snatched the points at the death as Nugent found himself one-on-one with Jensen but the keeper came out on top.
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