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  • Date:14 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:14,330
Goal!

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96:09 +6.09

A cross is delivered by Joel Ward, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

94:28 +4.28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Drury on Tal Ben-Haim. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

93:54 +3.54

Corner taken short by Lee Martin.

91:42 +1.42

Erik Huseklepp produces a cross.

91:10 +1.10

Adam Webster replaces Greg Halford.

89:29

Lee Martin takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

89:16

Aaron Cresswell produces a cross, comfortable save by Stephen Henderson.

88:51

Dave Kitson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

88:06

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Jason Pearce gets a block in.

86:59

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Tal Ben-Haim goes wide left of the target.

86:27

Lee Martin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:47

The ball is crossed by Greg Halford, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

84:16

The ball is delivered by Joel Ward.

82:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on Daryl Murphy. Booking for Ricardo Rocha. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

80:01

Erik Huseklepp takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

78:39

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Benjani Mwaruwari coming on for Kelvin Etuhu.

78:08

Jason Scotland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Chopra.

76:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Martin, Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, Close range header by Damien Delaney goes over the bar.

75:10

Lee Martin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

72:33

Andy Drury takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kelvin Etuhu.

72:22

Centre by Daryl Murphy.

70:02

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

68:15

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line.

66:59

Effort on goal by Andy Drury from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

65:20

The ball is crossed by Daryl Murphy, Effort on goal by Lee Martin from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

63:35

The ball is sent over by Kelvin Etuhu, Dave Kitson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

63:01

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Tal Ben-Haim restarts play with the free kick.

62:16

Corner taken by Andy Drury, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

61:31

Marko Futacs has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

56:35

Dave Kitson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

56:24

Michael Chopra challenges Ricardo Rocha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

55:49

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

55:09

Kelvin Etuhu crosses the ball.

53:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Dave Kitson. Booking for Damien Delaney for unsporting behaviour. Tal Ben-Haim restarts play with the free kick. Erik Huseklepp produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Drury.

52:59

Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Martin. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

51:01

Joel Ward produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

49:10

Greg Halford concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Martin. Booking for Greg Halford. Strike comes in from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the free kick.

48:25

The ball is swung over by Erik Huseklepp.

46:56 +1.56

Foul by Daryl Murphy on Tal Ben-Haim, free kick awarded. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

46:37

Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

46:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Tommy Smith. Direct free kick taken by Dave Kitson.

44:08

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

43:52

The ball is delivered by Andy Drury, clearance made by Jason Pearce.

43:15

Liam Lawrence goes off and Dave Kitson comes on.

41:39

Andy Drury takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

38:50

The ball is crossed by Daryl Murphy.

35:52

Long distance shot from Andy Drury misses to the left of the target.

35:06

Marko Futacs takes a shot. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a comfortable save.

31:55

Damien Delaney challenges Jason Pearce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

31:19

Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Liam Lawrence results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

30:01

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.

28:53

Foul by Luke Hyam on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Luke Hyam booked. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

25:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Erik Huseklepp. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

24:08

Marko Futacs takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line played to the near post, Ricardo Rocha produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

23:20

Handball by Lee Martin. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

22:48

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Tal Ben-Haim.

19:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Hyam on Kelvin Etuhu. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

18:05

Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Lawrence. Jason Pearce takes the free kick.

17:25

Andy Drury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Jason Pearce takes the direct free kick.

16:25

Liam Lawrence fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

15:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Lawrence on Andy Drury. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

11:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell by Tal Ben-Haim. The referee shows Tal Ben-Haim a yellow card. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick. Michael Chopra scores a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 0-1 Ipswich.Assist by Damien Delaney.

10:40

The ball is swung over by Daryl Murphy, Tal Ben-Haim gets a block in. Corner taken short by Andy Drury.

9:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tal Ben-Haim on Aaron Cresswell. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Lee Martin.

8:11

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

6:04

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

5:08

Damien Delaney takes a shot.

4:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on Lee Martin. Direct free kick taken by Andy Drury.

0:21

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line. Corner taken short by Andy Drury.

Match Preview

Same again for Pompey Portsmouth should be unchanged for the visit of Ipswich. Midfielder David Norris is still recovering from a hernia operation, Luke Varney is building up his fitness after two months out with a knee injury and fellow striker Kanu has a back problem. With such a small squad at his disposal, boss Michael Appleton is therefore set to stick with the side which drew 1-1 at Blackpool on Saturday. Tal Ben Haim came through unscathed at Bloomfield Road after a hamstring problem and continues at right-back. Youngster Adam Webster will be on the bench again after having an injection in a toe injury last week. Defender Jason Pearce and midfielder Joel Ward will play against the club who tried to sign them in January. Ipswich skipper Ibrahima Sonko will miss the trip having been ruled out for between two to four weeks with a dislocated rib. The centre-back was forced off in Saturday's home clash against Middlesbrough, which was abandoned after just 37 minutes at Portman Road due to a frozen pitch. Sonko's absence will finally force manager Paul Jewell into a change having kept faith with the same XI for victories over West Ham and Coventry as well as the weekend meeting with Boro. Lee Bowyer will be assessed having returned to training last week following his groin injury, with the midfielder close to making his return to Jewell's matchday squad. The Town boss is not expected to have any other injury concerns as he prepares to face a Pompey side boasting three players - Jason Pearce, Joel Ward and Stephen Henderson - who he battled hard to sign during the January transfer window but ultimately came up short.

Formation:442Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

  • Stephen Henderson
  • Tal Ben-Haim
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Jason Pearce
  • Greg Halford
  • Joel Ward
  • Hayden Mullins
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Kelvin Etuhu
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • Marko Futacs
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Dave Kitson
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • Adam Webster

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Match Report

Chopra strike wins it for Town Michael Chopra's first-half goal was enough to continue Ipswich's npower Championship revival and poured the misery on administration-bound Portsmouth. The south-coast club applied to the High Court to enter administration earlier today and with a 10-point penalty imminent, a defeat was the last thing Michael Appleton's side needed. But it was always on the cards as Ipswich were in charge throughout, although they could only manage one goal - a 13th-minute close-range finish from Chopra for his 11th goal of the season and fourth in the last three games. They should have won by a far greater margin as Damien Delaney headed against the bar and Lee Martin hit the post but after a run of two wins in 16 games, Paul Jewell's side have won their last three and are now able to look up in the table. For Portsmouth a fourth home defeat means that when they lose 10 points, they will be level with Nottingham Forest, who occupy the final place in the relegation zone. All the attention before the game had been on off-field matters at Fratton Park, but things on the field got off to just as a bad start for Pompey as Ipswich were straight onto the attack. First Delaney's header skimmed the bar inside the opening five minutes and the shots then came raining in on Stephen Henderson's goal, with the Pompey keeper almost spilling a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas effort from distance and then watching a Martin free-kick whizz just over the bar. It was only going to be a matter of time until Ipswich took the lead and it came in the 13th minute. Daryl Murphy headed on to the post and Chopra was in the right place to nudge home the rebound. Pompey had been simply over-run by a vibrant Ipswich side, but they could have levelled out of the blue after 25 minutes when Marko Futacs capitalised on a defensive error and lashed in an effort which was deflected wide for a corner. It was a rare moment of hope for Appleton's side as the Tractor Boys controlled the rest of the first half and Andy Drury could have extended their lead but Henderson did well to beat away his shot. Despite a string of set-backs over the years, Portsmouth's support has never wavered and they were again out in force tonight, trying to lift their side. But Ipswich remained in control and they should have doubled their lead midway through the second half but Martin shot over from Drury's cut-back, while Drury himself shot wide soon after. Portsmouth did have the ball in the net after 72 minutes following Greg Halford's long throw, but referee Darren Deadman ruled that no one else had touched it. The wave of Ipswich attacks were incessant as they searched for a second and Martin cracked the post with an effort and Henderson did well to save from Drury as the visitors had to settle for one.

Form Guide

    WLLWLD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Ipswich
  • LLDLWW

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 18/10/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 26/02/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 11/09/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 18/04/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 21/12/2002
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 04/03/2000

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • E Huseklepp 6
  • D Norris 5
  • L Varney 5
  • D Kitson 3
  • M Futacs 3
  • J Pearce 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • H Mullins 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • G Halford 1

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 10
  • J Scotland 4
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 4
  • L Bowyer 2
  • D Murphy 2
  • L Martin 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • A Drury 1
  • T Smith 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ipswich

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 46
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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