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Matt Ritchie challenges Albert Adomah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.
Hayden Mullins scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 3-1 Bristol City.Nwankwo Kanu provided the assist for the goal.
Danny Rose fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Rose takes the free kick.
Close range header by Danny Haynes goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Hayden Mullins. Danny Rose takes the free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Nwankwo Kanu goes over the target.
Matt Ritchie replaces John Utaka.
Danny Rose takes a corner.
Corner taken by Cole Skuse played to the near post, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.
Jonathan Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
John Utaka has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Jamie McAllister goes off and Danny Haynes comes on.
Nadir Ciftci is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.
Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Nwankwo Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dave Kitson.
Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Corner taken by Cole Skuse, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.
Michael Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Pitman. Michael Brown booked. David James takes the free kick.
The official flags Brett Pitman offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Dave Kitson. Brett Pitman on for Marvin Elliott. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Header by Aaron Mokoena from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by David James.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Michael Brown. David James takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Aaron Mokoena finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 2-1 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Liam Lawrence.
Corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, save by Jamie Ashdown.
Joel Ward takes a shot. Save by David James.
Corner taken short by Liam Lawrence.
Hayden Mullins fouled by Cole Skuse, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Jamie McAllister takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jonathan Stead concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ashdown. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Cole Skuse takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Jonathan Stead gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-1 Bristol City.Assist by Albert Adomah.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McAllister by Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
John Utaka grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Bristol City.The assist for the goal came from Dave Kitson.
John Utaka challenges Cole Skuse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
Effort from just outside the box by Danny Rose goes over the bar.
Danny Rose challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Shot by Michael Brown from outside the box goes over the net.
David Nugent takes a shot. Save by David James. Effort from deep inside the area by Dave Kitson clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Liam Lawrence. Free kick taken by David James.
Jamie McAllister takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. The offside flag is raised against Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Drilled right-footed shot by Jonathan Stead. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Michael Brown takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Christian Ribeiro makes a clearance.
Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Save by David James.
Joel Ward crosses the ball, clearance made by Christian Ribeiro.
Danny Rose sends in a cross, save by Jamie Ashdown.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Effort on goal by Carl Dickinson from 30 yards. Louis Carey gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, Jamie McAllister makes a clearance.
Jamie McAllister delivers the ball.
The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Free kick taken by David James.
Effort on goal by Albert Adomah from 12 yards. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Jamie McAllister crosses the ball.
Liam Lawrence sends in a cross, save made by David James.
Hayden Mullins has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Christian Ribeiro gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, David James makes a clearance.
Christian Ribeiro fouled by Aaron Mokoena, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Mokoena goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie McAllister from right wing, Dave Kitson makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Liam Lawrence, David James makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McAllister on Joel Ward. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Albert Adomah. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Corner from left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence.
Centre by David Nugent, clearance by Christian Ribeiro.
Centre by Michael Brown, save by David James.
Jonathan Stead concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
The ball is crossed by John Utaka.
Shot by Albert Adomah from 6 yards. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Marvin Elliott produces a cross.
Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, save made by David James.
Albert Adomah produces a cross.
David Nugent is ruled offside. David James takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Jonathan Stead. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.
The ball is crossed by Joel Ward.
Cole Skuse challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
The referee starts the match.
The first half comes to an end.
The second half has started.
The referee brings the game to a close.
James set for Pompey return
Portsmouth will again be without Richard Hughes for the visit of Bristol City.
The Scotland international serves the second game of a two-match suspension for his sending-off in the Carling Cup defeat to Leicester last week.
Fellow midfielder Hayden Mullins will be checked over after hobbling out of Friday night's spectacular 6-1 win over the Foxes.
Assuming Mullins is available, boss Steve Cotterill is likely to name the same starting line-up which secured Pompey's first league victory of the season.
Defender Hermann Hreidarsson (Achilles), frontman Danny Webber (cruciate), Tom Kilbey (knee) and Billy Goddard (shin) are still on the sidelines.
Pompey will leapfrog City in the table if they can secure back-to-back wins.
David James will face his former club at Fratton Park.
The ex-England goalkeeper spent four years at the south coast club before leaving in the summer to join Championship rivals City.
Ahead of his return, James told the club`s official website: "My time at Portsmouth was unbelievable in just about every department, from the FA Cup win to the financial matters.
"I still hold them close to my heart and it will be nice to go back in some respects, but my focus is on the game and we need a win."
City sustained no new problems in drawing 0-0 at Burnley on Saturday. However, one change to the squad will see the addition of defender Steven Caulker following his arrival on loan from Tottenham.
Mokoena off the mark as Pompey win again
Aaron Mokoena's first league goal in English football helped Portsmouth to a second npower Championship victory in five days by seeing off Bristol City 3-1 at Fratton Park.
The South Africa international, who joined Blackburn from Belgian club Genk at the start of 2005 before moving to Portsmouth last summer, thumped home a header after 58 minutes to restore Pompey's lead.
It was the third goal in an action-packed eight-minute spell.
John Utaka put Portsmouth ahead in the 51st minute but the lead was short-lived as Jon Stead equalised two minutes later.
After Mokoena's goal, Hayden Mullins sealed the win on the break in the fourth minute of injury-time.
Following the 6-1 demolition of Leicester on Friday night, victory gave Pompey back-to-back home wins for the first time since December.
Home boss Steve Cotterill named an unchanged starting XI. The only change for Bristol City saw teenage defender Steven Caulker, signed on loan from Tottenham yesterday, make his debut as Danny Haynes dropped down to the bench.
Albert Adomah had two shots on target inside the first 10 minutes and again just after the half-hour mark, but Portsmouth goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown made routine saves on all three occasions.
David James, returning to the club where he spent four years before leaving to join Bristol City in the summer, was called into more athletic action after 37 minutes when he tipped Mullins' close-range header over the crossbar.
At the other end, Ashdown pushed a long-range effort from Stead around a post two minutes later.
Portsmouth should have taken the lead in the final minute of the first half. James parried David Nugent's shot from the edge of the box and Dave Kitson fired the rebound over the crossbar.
Utaka did put Pompey in front six minutes into the second half. The Nigeria international controlled the ball on the edge of the area and fired a low shot into the corner beyond the dive of James.
However, Stead had City level in the 53rd minute when his shot from Adomah's cut-back trickled into the corner of Ashdown's goal.
Cole Skuse forced Ashdown into a save as the visitors threatened to take the lead, but the next goal went to Mokoena as he powerfully headed home from Liam Lawrence's corner.
James kept City in the game with a save to deny Kitson midway through the second half and the visitors put Portsmouth under pressure for the rest of the 90 minutes without testing Ashdown.
They were then caught on the break in the late stages as Nwankwo Kanu crossed from the left for Mullins to turn the ball home from inside the six-yard box.
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