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Joel Ward goes off and Aaron Mokoena comes on.
Dave Kitson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Patrick McCarthy. Darren Ambrose delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Greg Halford makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Patrick McCarthy misses to the right of the target.
Shot from inside the area by Wilfried Zaha clears the bar.
Short corner worked by David Cotterill.
A cross is delivered by David Cotterill, save by Julian Speroni.
Booking for Jonathan Hogg. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Wilfried Zaha. Centre by David Wright, Patrick McCarthy takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
Nathaniel Clyne receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Steffen Iversen on for James Vaughan. Unfair challenge on David Nugent by Nathaniel Clyne results in a free kick. Greg Halford takes the free kick.
Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by James Vaughan on Hermann Hreidarsson, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.
Jermaine Easter replaces Sean Scannell.
Neil Danns goes off and Wilfried Zaha comes on.
James Vaughan challenges Greg Halford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Greg Halford.
Close range header by Patrick McCarthy misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Cotterill on Anthony Gardner. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
David Nugent finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Crystal Palace.Ritchie De Laet provided the assist for the goal.
Hermann Hreidarsson delivers the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.
David Cotterill takes the outswinging corner, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Sean Scannell. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Patrick McCarthy is shown a yellow card. Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Greg Halford shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Julian Speroni.
Hayden Mullins challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Ambrose has an effort direct from the free kick.
Dean Moxey delivers the ball.
David Cotterill crosses the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
Darren Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hermann Hreidarsson. David Cotterill crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Wright makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cotterill, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Greg Halford goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Dean Moxey shown a yellow card. Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by James Vaughan.
Kagisho Dikgacoi challenges David Cotterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.
Darren Ambrose produces a cross, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.
Foul by David Wright on Joel Ward, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Hogg is penalised for a handball. David Wright takes the free kick.
Shot from long range by Joel Ward misses to the right of the goal.
David Nugent delivers the ball.
Joel Ward challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Danns. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
Joel Ward crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Ritchie De Laet, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Hayden Mullins. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.
David Wright is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Centre by David Cotterill, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance. David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill from right wing, clearance made by Kagisho Dikgacoi.
David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Hermann Hreidarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Scannell. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by David Nugent from outside the box goes over the net.
Effort on goal by David Cotterill from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Hayden Mullins. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Greg Halford from left channel, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
Neil Danns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Shot from just outside the box by David Nugent misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Close range headed effort by Anthony Gardner clears the crossbar.
Foul by Joel Ward on Julian Speroni, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Moxey challenges David Cotterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie De Laet takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill to the near post, Joel Ward produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee gives a free kick against Sean Scannell for handball. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.
Darren Ambrose takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Patrick McCarthy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Sean Scannell fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
Lawrence doubt for Pompey
Portsmouth are sweating on the fitness of Liam Lawrence ahead of their match with Crystal Palace.
The influential winger limped out of Saturday's 1-0 win over Barnsley with a recurrence of a calf injury and will undergo a scan to discover the extent of the problem.
Aston Villa loanee Jonathan Hogg returns from suspension and could come back in if Lawrence is ruled out.
Skipper Aaron Mokoena may have to make do with a place on the bench again with the defence having kept back-to-back clean sheets in his absence, although he could step into the midfield.
Kanu could earn a recall to the starting line-up after he came on as a second-half substitute to grab the winner against the Tykes.
Fellow striker Danny Webber (cruciate) is still out.
Crystal Palace will check on Alex Marrow.
The midfielder failed a late fitness check on an ankle problem ahead of Saturday's 1-0 win over relegation rivals Sheffield United and will be assessed before kick-off.
South Africa international Kagisho Dikgacoi impressed on his debut at the weekend after joining on loan from Fulham and should keep his place in the centre of midfield.
Nathaniel Clyne is playing despite an ongoing knee problem which has restricted his training and he should be okay to continue, but fellow full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
The Eagles are also poised to complete the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Quade Taylor from non-league Dulwich Hamlet.
Nugent strike downs Eagles
David Nugent's 10th goal of the season gave in-form Portsmouth a deserved 1-0 win over npower Championship strugglers Crystal Palace at Fratton Park.
Nugent struck after 65 minutes, volleying home from 12 yards after latching on to Dave Kitson's flick on to give Pompey a third consecutive win.
Pompey were on top for the majority of the match as Palace failed to really threaten as an attacking force.
The Eagles remain in relegation trouble, lying just three points clear of the drop zone having played two games more than third-bottom Scunthorpe.
Portsmouth made one change from the team that secured a narrow win against Barnsley on Saturday as Villa loanee Jonathan Hogg returned from suspension to take the place of the injured Liam Lawrence.
Steve Cotterill was only able to name five substitutes with Ibrahima Sonko not allowed to be on the bench as he would have been the sixth loan player in the squad.
There was also one alteration for Dougie Freedman's side from the weekend victory over Sheffield United as Sean Scannell came in for Wilfried Zaha.
Both sides could have taken the lead inside the first 15 minutes from corners.
First Pompey's Joel Ward volleyed wide from David Cotterill's delivery before Palace's on-loan Hull defender Anthony Gardner could only head off target from Darren Ambrose's set-piece.
After the even start it was the home side who began to get on top with Swansea loanee Cotterill giving Dean Moxey the run around down the Portsmouth right.
The Wales International put in a number of dangerous crosses and had a chance 21 minutes in after Nugent's shot was saved by Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni but he blazed wide from eight yards.
Pompey remained dominant for the remainder of the first period but they could not quite open up Palace, who remained resilient in defence without creating much in attack.
Portsmouth were again stronger at the start of the second half but only had Nugent's weak header over from Cotterill's free-kick after 54 minutes to show for their efforts.
The home side's pressure finally told after 65 minutes when Greg Halford's long throw was flicked on by Kitson and met on the volley by Nugent who mis-hit the ball but it bounced into the ground and over a helpless Speroni.
Palace should have been level just two minutes later when Ambrose found Patrick McCarthy in the box but he could only head wide from six yards.
Freedman tried to get his side back into the game with a double substitution on 73 minutes with Zaha and Jermaine Easter coming on for Neil Danns and Scannell.
But it did not make much of a difference as their only chance of an equaliser came when Zaha spooned wide from 12 yards four minutes from time as Pompey held out comfortably.
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