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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:12,236
  • Halford - pen (19) Ward (58)
  • Jutkiewicz (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:34 +3.34

Luke Varney takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. David Norris decides to take a short corner.

92:49 +2.49

Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

92:25 +2.25

Foul by Luke Varney on Carl Baker, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

91:38 +1.38

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. Greg Halford takes the free kick.

90:43 +0.43

Benjani Mwaruwari concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

89:35

Foul by Carl Baker on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

89:22

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

88:48

Greg Halford challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

87:56

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Benjani Mwaruwari coming on for Erik Huseklepp.

86:35

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

85:24

Unfair challenge on Nathan Cameron by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.

84:28

The ball is swung over by Luke Varney, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance. David Norris takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Cody McDonald makes a clearance.

83:52

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, George Thorne manages to make a clearance.

83:01

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson. Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by George Thorne.

81:40

Cyrus Christie delivers the ball, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

80:31

Carl Baker fouled by Joel Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

78:38

Handball decision goes against Carl Baker. Direct free kick taken by David Norris.

78:23

Centre by Carl Baker, save by Stephen Henderson.

76:46

Erik Huseklepp crosses the ball, David Norris produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. Richard Wood goes off and Cyrus Christie comes on.

75:45

Corner taken by David Norris from the left by-line, Joe Murphy makes a save.

74:51

Luke Varney takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie. Corner taken right-footed by David Norris from the left by-line, clearance by Richard Wood.

73:53

Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, save by Stephen Henderson.

72:15

Foul by Richard Wood on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Richard Wood shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by George Thorne.

71:49

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

71:33

A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

70:17

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line played to the near post, George Thorne makes a clearance.

69:44

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Jason Pearce.

68:44

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey.

67:03

Clive Platt goes off and Cody McDonald comes on. Gary McSheffrey on for Gary Gardner. Hayden Mullins leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Varney.

64:09

Corner from left by-line taken by Sammy Clingan.

60:35

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie. Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by David Norris.

57:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Joel Ward. George Thorne restarts play with the free kick. Joel Ward finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from George Thorne.

56:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Thorne on Sammy Clingan. Gary Gardner takes the direct free kick.

56:04

Clive Platt challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

55:55

Unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

53:57

Lukas Jutkiewicz scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-1 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Richard Wood.

50:01

Centre by Richard Keogh, Gary Gardner takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

48:51

Gael Bigirimana produces a cross.

48:41

Carl Baker delivers the ball, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

46:09

Greg Halford produces a cross, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

45:45

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Pearce. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

45:23

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

43:43

The ball is sent over by David Norris, Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Murphy. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

43:07

Erik Huseklepp crosses the ball, clearance by Nathan Cameron. Inswinging corner taken by David Norris from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

42:28

Gael Bigirimana has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

40:00

George Thorne takes a shot. Blocked by Clive Platt.

39:25

David Norris takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

38:49

Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

36:44

Joel Ward crosses the ball, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

36:11

The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

34:47

The ball is swung over by Joe Mattock, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

30:17

Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Cameron. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

28:28

Foul by Richard Keogh on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Joe Mattock takes the direct free kick.

28:06

Lukas Jutkiewicz has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

26:47

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Norris, save by Joe Murphy.

25:48

Dave Kitson challenges Martin Cranie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.

23:47

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Hayden Mullins.

23:28

A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

18:20

Joe Murphy challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Greg Halford and scored. Portsmouth 1-0 Coventry.

16:19

The ball is delivered by Erik Huseklepp.

15:03

George Thorne fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. David Norris takes the direct free kick.

13:18

Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Gardner. Gary Gardner shoots direct from the free kick.

12:53

Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Gardner. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

11:26

The ball is sent over by Greg Halford, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

10:38

Joe Mattock sends in a cross, Gary Gardner makes a clearance. David Norris takes the inswinging corner, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

7:47

The ball is delivered by Joel Ward, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

5:00

Shot from long range by David Norris goes wide of the left-hand upright.

2:43

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

2:32

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

2:14

Clive Platt challenges Jason Pearce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

Match Preview

Duo out for Pompey Portsmouth will be without Liam Lawrence and Luke Varney when they host Coventry. Skipper Lawrence's recovery from the ankle ligament damage he sustained a month ago has been slower than Pompey had hoped, although the midfielder could be back in action next week. Striker Varney missed last weekend's 1-1 draw against Leicester with a hamstring problem and will also not be ready to face the Sky Blues. Midfielder David Norris is therefore set to continue in an advanced role behind lone frontman Dave Kitson. West Brom loanees Joe Mattock and George Thorne should keep their places after encouraging debuts against the Foxes while defender Hermann Hreidarsson could be added to the squad after recovering from an Achilles problem. Cyrus Christie is a major doubt for Coventry. The teenage right-back came off in the first half against Brighton last Saturday with a calf strain and is considered unlikely to be fit in time. Richard Wood was his replacement against the Seagulls and will be hoping for a starting berth, however fellow teenager Jordan Clarke will also be hoping to push his way into manager Andy Thorn's thoughts. Midfielder David Bell (knock) and striker Roy O'Donovan (broken foot) missed the 2-1 defeat to Brighton but could come back into contention. The Sky Blues will be hoping for three points as they bid to end their eight-game run without a victory.

Formation:451Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Stephen Henderson
  • Greg Halford
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Jason Pearce
  • Joe Mattock
  • Joel Ward
  • George Thorne
  • Hayden Mullins
  • David Norris
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • Dave Kitson
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Marko Futacs
  • Luke Varney
  • Benjani Mwaruwari

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Match Report

Pompey put troubles aside with win Portsmouth put their off-field woes behind them to record a morale-boosting 2-1 win over struggling Coventry in the npower Championship. The south coast club's owners, Convers Sport Initiatives, went into administration last week, sparking fears that Pompey could be plunged into financial turmoil once more. Manager Michael Appleton insisted on Friday that his players would be paid on time and they responded by delivering his first win since taking charge, Joel Ward netting the winner. Greg Halford opened the scoring with a 20th-minute penalty following a calamitous piece of defending from the visitors, who sink to the foot of the table despite drawing level through Lukas Jutkiewicz. The warning signs were there for the Sky Blues as early as the third minute, when Dave Kitson's powerful long-range volley forced a good save from Joe Murphy. Gary Gardner did well to clear under pressure from Ward following Joe Mattock's teasing delivery shortly afterwards. At the other end, Gardner blazed an ambitious free-kick wide of the left upright as Andy Thorn's side momentarily relieved the pressure. They dropped themselves right back in it, however, when a mix-up between Martin Cranie, Richard Wood and Murphy which saw the latter trip Ward. After consulting with his linesman, referee Carl Boyeson pointed to the spot and Halford sent Murphy the wrong way to put Pompey ahead after 20 minutes. The goal stirred Coventry into life and they almost provided a decisive response when Sammy Clingan delivered for Jutkiewicz but his cushioned header was just beyond the reach of Clive Platt. Andy Keogh powered through the middle moments later but was dispossessed by Ricardo Rocha. Portsmouth broke immediately and Erik Huseklepp's deflected shot fell kindly for Kitson, who somehow fired wide. Appleton's side almost pressed the self-destruct button just before half-time as Halford sloppily conceded possession in his own half, allowing Jutkiewicz to break away but his cut-back for Platt was easily gathered by Stephen Henderson. But they were not to be denied and nine minutes after the restart, Wood's superb left-wing cross was turned home by Jutkiewicz. Any hopes of building on that platform were shattered when Portsmouth took a quick free-kick and George Thorne's clever pass found Ward, who fired across goal and into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. The scores should have been level after 71 minutes when Keogh fed substitute Gary McSheffrey but he was denied by Henderson when lifting his shot would surely have seen him score. Thorn's men were made to rue the missed chance as they saw their winless run extended to 10 matches. Portsmouth's future remains uncertain but the win pulls them three points clear of the relegation zone and 10 ahead of Coventry.

Form Guide

    WLDWLD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • DLLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 3
  • Coventry
  • 12/04/2011
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 07/08/2010
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 4
  • Portsmouth
  • 19/03/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 19/10/2002
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 26/02/2002
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 22/09/2001

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • L Varney 5
  • D Norris 4
  • D Kitson 3
  • E Huseklepp 3
  • N Kanu 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • J Pearce 1

Coventry

  • L Jutkiewicz 6
  • C Platt 2
  • G McSheffrey 1
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • G Deegan 1
  • G Gardner 1
  • C McDonald 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 20
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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