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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:20,040
  • Ward (25) Utaka (60)
  • Becchio (46)
    Somma (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90mins

Joel Ward produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

89mins

Luciano Becchio is adjudged to have handled the ball. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

87mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, David Nugent manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Max Gradel from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

87mins

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

85mins

The referee cautions Ricardo Rocha for unsporting behaviour. Luciano Becchio fouled by Ricardo Rocha, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Alex Bruce goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

82mins

Close range headed effort by Ibrahima Sonko goes wide of the left-hand post.

79mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

73mins

Robert Snodgrass takes a corner.

67mins

Foul by Greg Halford on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.

63mins

Davide Somma gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 2-2 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Luciano Becchio.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Bruce by Liam Lawrence. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

62mins

Davide Somma joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sanchez Watt.

61mins

John Utaka gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 2-1 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Nwankwo Kanu.

60mins

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

59mins

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, Nwankwo Kanu makes a clearance.

49mins

Max Gradel fouled by Joel Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

47mins

Luciano Becchio grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 1-1 Leeds.The referee gives a free kick against Carl Dickinson for handball. Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Howson.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence.

42mins

Max Gradel challenges Ritchie De Laet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nwankwo Kanu. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

39mins

Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Ibrahima Sonko results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Snodgrass, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.

34mins

Shot from just outside the area by Jonathan Howson misses to the right of the target.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

30mins

David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Johnson. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

29mins

Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

28mins

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by George McCartney.

28mins

John Utaka takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

26mins

Joel Ward gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Liam Lawrence.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

22mins

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Shot by John Utaka from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

20mins

Close range effort by David Nugent misses to the left of the goal.

18mins

Effort on goal by David Nugent from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

18mins

Paul Connolly is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Connolly on Joel Ward. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.

16mins

Liam Lawrence produces a cross, Alex Bruce makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Greg Halford goes wide left of the goal.

13mins

Robert Snodgrass fouled by John Utaka, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Paul Connolly. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Greg Halford has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

5mins

Foul by John Utaka on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right channel, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Greg Halford takes a shot.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Jonathan Howson. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Max Gradel takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

2mins

Nwankwo Kanu delivers the ball.

The game begins.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has been suspended.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Pompey weakened further Portsmouth's already threadbare squad will be weakened further by the absence of skipper Aaron Mokoena against Leeds. The South African defender starts a two-game ban after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season at Nottingham Forest last weekend. Pompey are still without striker Dave Kitson, who is halfway through a three-match ban, but versatile defender Greg Halford is back from suspension. Forward John Utaka suffered a hamstring injury at Forest and is a doubt but winger Nadir Ciftci, who missed out with an ankle problem, has trained this week and should feature. Defender Ricardo Rocha has been on the bench recently despite hamstring trouble and could be called upon to start. Danny Webber (cruciate) is still out and Richard Hughes and Michael Brown cannot play due to contract issues. Leeds defender Andy O'Brien will not face one of his former clubs after picking up a hamstring strain in the midweek FA Cup defeat to Arsenal. Neill Collins or Leigh Bromby are likely to come into the starting line-up. Striker Luciano Becchio missed out against the Gunners and is also rated as a doubt by manager Simon Grayson, though his chances of playing seem brighter due to having been rested in midweek with a niggling back problem. Striker Mike Grella is poised to join Motherwell on loan until the end of the season while left-back George McCartney is available again after he was not allowed to play in the Cup tie.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

Formation: 451Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Ritchie De Laet
  • Greg Halford
  • Ibrahima Sonko
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Hayden Mullins
  • Joel Ward
  • David Nugent
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • John Utaka
  • SUBS
  • Darryl Flahavan
  • Hermann Hreidarsson
  • Nadir Ciftci
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Tom Kilbey

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Match Report

Somma saves Leeds Davide Somma ensured a point for Leeds a minute after stepping off the substitutes' bench at Portsmouth in a 2-2 npower Championship clash that was twice halted by floodlight failure. Leeds manager Simon Grayson sent on Somma for Sanchez Watt straight after Pompey had regained the lead through John Utaka against the run of play in the 61st minute, and the American striker equalised with his first touch. Portsmouth had made the better start and led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Joel Ward's 26th-minute strike, but the visitors, determined not to let their midweek FA Cup exploits distract them from their promotion push, levelled through Luciano Becchio two minutes into the second half. Portsmouth fought back from 3-1 down to clinch a point at Elland Road at the end of December, but lost their next three league games and were dumped out of the FA Cup at Brighton, so a point to keep them five clear of the relegation zone was met with relief. Leeds, for whom Becchio and Leigh Bromby returned to the starting XI, were first to threaten when Max Gradel forced Portsmouth goalkeeper Richard Ashdown to punch away his thumping 25-yard drive in the second minute. Portsmouth responded and almost took the lead two minutes later when Ibrahima Sonko met Liam Lawrence's corner with a firm header, only for the ball to rebound off the crossbar. Greg Halford, back in Portsmouth's team for the suspended Aaron Mokoena, twice went close with headers from two more Lawrence corners and both David Nugent and Utaka fired off target as the home side built up a head of steam. Portsmouth deservedly made the breakthrough in the 26th minute and Lawrence was again the provider. The former Sunderland and Stoke midfielder weaved his way into the penalty area from the left and pulled the ball back for Ward, who crashed a right-footed shot first time inside the near post. Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel then kept out Utaka's shot from inside the penalty area with a flying save. The visitors went in at half-time a goal down, but did not have to wait long after the restart to haul themselves level. Portsmouth defender Carl Dickinson was penalised for handball outside the penalty area, and when Howson's subsequent free-kick ran along the six-yard box Becchio pounced to turn the ball home for his 14th goal of the season. Portsmouth then regained the lead against the run of play as Nwankwo Kanu headed the ball on into the area and Utaka arrowed an angled shot into the bottom corner. Leeds sent on Somma for Watt straight after Utaka's goal and a minute later he slammed home a fine goal for the visitors. Becchio darted into space on the left and moved the ball on quickly for Somma to fire his ninth goal of the campaign into Ashdown's bottom right-hand corner. The game was temporarily halted due to floodlight failure with quarter of an hour left, but resumed shortly after with Leeds finishing the stronger. Howson's shot from the edge of the area was turned away at full stretch by Ashdown and Snodgrass pulled his effort wide in the closing stages. The floodlights failed again with five minutes remaining and neither side could find the winner when it resumed for a second time.

Form Guide

    WDDLLL
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • WDDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 3 - 3
  • Portsmouth
  • 28/12/2010
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 24/03/1990
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 17/10/1989
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 25/03/1989
  • Portsmouth
  • 4 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 03/09/1988
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 10/03/1987

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 7
  • D Kitson 5
  • G Halford 3
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • A Mokoena 1
  • JC Utaka 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • J Ward 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Leeds

  • L Becchio 12
  • M Gradel 8
  • J Howson 7
  • D Somma 7
  • B Johnson 5
  • R Snodgrass 4
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 50
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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