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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:17,571
Goal!

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94mins

Michael Brown is penalised for a handball. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Effort on goal by Michael Brown from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mokoena on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

92mins

Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Comfortable save by Stephen Henderson.

91mins

Leigh Bromby concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Mokoena. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Aidan White fouled by George Thorne, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Leigh Bromby by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Leigh Bromby restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Michael Brown challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Michael Brown. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tal Ben-Haim from left channel.

84mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

82mins

Unfair challenge on David Norris by Michael Brown results in a free kick. Hayden Mullins takes the free kick.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Norris played to the near post, Luciano Becchio makes a clearance.

81mins

David Norris crosses the ball, blocked by Darren O'Dea.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Danny Pugh, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

80mins

The ball is swung over by Adam Clayton, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

79mins

Foul by Aaron Mokoena on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ross McCormack from left channel.

78mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

78mins

Aidan White crosses the ball, save by Stephen Henderson.

77mins

George Thorne challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross McCormack.

76mins

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with David Norris coming on for Scott Allan. (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Benjani Mwaruwari coming on for Marko Futacs.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Scott Allan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Scott Allan.

74mins

The referee blows for offside against Aidan White. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

73mins

George Thorne challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leigh Bromby takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marko Futacs on Darren O'Dea. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.

67mins

George Thorne takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Andy Lonergan. Scott Allan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Pearce by Robert Snodgrass. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

65mins

Greg Halford has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Michael Brown results in a free kick. George Thorne produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Michael Brown.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marko Futacs on Leigh Bromby. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.

60mins

Leigh Bromby has a drilled shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

59mins

Robert Snodgrass fouled by Ricardo Rocha, the ref awards a free kick. Ross McCormack shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by George Thorne.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

58mins

Shot by Luciano Becchio. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

57mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Greg Halford. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

55mins

Shot from 30 yards by Joel Ward. Blocked by Danny Pugh.

54mins

Michael Brown challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Allan.

54mins

Shot by Ross McCormack from 20 yards. The offside flag is raised against Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

53mins

Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Leigh Bromby takes the free kick.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Greg Halford from the left by-line, Hayden Mullins challenges Tom Lees unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marko Futacs by Adam Clayton. Shot on goal comes in from Greg Halford from the free kick, blocked by Adam Clayton. Scott Allan sends in a cross, Adam Clayton gets a block in.

50mins

Foul by Danny Pugh on Hayden Mullins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Pugh, blocked by Aaron Mokoena.

47mins

Greg Halford sends in a cross, Tom Lees makes a clearance.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Pugh by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

The offside flag is raised against Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

44mins

Aidan White has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Robert Snodgrass takes a short corner. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

43mins

George Thorne challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

42mins

Darren O'Dea goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Pugh on Scott Allan. Scott Allan restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Leigh Bromby challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Allan takes the free kick.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

38mins

Danny Pugh challenges Greg Halford unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Scott Allan.

37mins

Scott Allan fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.

35mins

Shot from long range by Tal Ben-Haim misses to the right of the target.

33mins

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Adam Clayton, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Robert Snodgrass. Tal Ben-Haim restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Corner taken by George Thorne.

27mins

Leigh Bromby challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

26mins

Foul by Darren O'Dea on Marko Futacs, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Aaron Mokoena, Joel Ward takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

24mins

Danny Pugh produces a cross.

23mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

21mins

Shot by Hayden Mullins from 18 yards. Blocked by Adam Clayton. George Thorne takes the outswinging corner, Leigh Bromby manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Danny Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Halford. Free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.

18mins

Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

18mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

17mins

The official flags Marko Futacs offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

16mins

Greg Halford takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Thorne on Adam Clayton. Robert Snodgrass has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner to the near post. Blocked by Joel Ward.

13mins

Adam Clayton has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

10mins

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by George Thorne from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Andy Lonergan. Leigh Bromby joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Bruce. Clearance by Adam Clayton.

9mins

Marko Futacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Lees. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Marko Futacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Joel Ward takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

5mins

The referee gives a free kick against Luciano Becchio for handball. Free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

Match Preview

Beleaguered Pompey depleted Crisis club Portsmouth are down to the bare bones for the visit of Leeds. Striker Dave Kitson joins the list of absentees as he serves a one-match ban for his red card at Barnsley last week, and top scorer Erik Huseklepp on Thursday moved to Birmingham to ease the financial problems at Fratton Park. Skipper Liam Lawrence (calf), fellow midfielder David Norris (hernia), winger Kelvin Etuhu (hamstring) and forward Luke Varney (knee) remain on the sidelines. Veteran frontman Kanu (back) and defender Greg Halford (knee) are also doubts. Defenders Aaron Mokoena, Tal Ben Haim and Ricardo Rocha and midfielder Joel Ward have been carrying knocks but will have to be patched up again, while rookie midfielder Scott Allan has arrived on loan from West Brom. Leeds manager Neil Warnock will be without midfield pair Andros Townsend and Fabian Delph for his first game in charge. Townsend, on loan from Tottenham, has opted to cut short his stay at the club and Delph has returned to parent club Aston Villa after being been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury sustained in the recent defeat at Coventry. Winger Robbie Rogers is also doubtful after suffering concussion. The USA international was stretchered off shortly after making his first appearance for the club in last weekend's win over Doncaster. Defenders Paul Connolly and Leigh Bromby, midfielder Lloyd Sam and forwards Ramon Nunez and Billy Paynter are among those who could return to contention after featuring in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Hull this week. Warnock, who has no other new injury or suspension worries, will want to launch his tenure at Elland Road with victory to keep his side in touch with the play-offs.

Formation:442Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Warnock

Leeds

  • Stephen Henderson
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Jason Pearce
  • Tal Ben-Haim
  • Joel Ward
  • Hayden Mullins
  • George Thorne
  • Greg Halford
  • Scott Allan
  • Marko Futacs
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Ashley Harris
  • David Norris
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • Adam Webster

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Match Report

Stalemate for Warnock bow Neil Warnock's first game in charge of Leeds ended in a stalemate as Portsmouth turned in a battling display in a bid to stave off relegation from the npower Championship. Warnock saw his latest side snatch a last-gasp win from the stands at Elland Road last week, but will be disappointed Leeds failed to convert one of several chances. Leeds striker Ross McCormack came closest to breaking the deadlock when his shot hit the bar and bounced down on to the goalline early in the second half. Robert Snodgrass headed home the rebound, but his follow-up effort was ruled out for offside. The point gained is of little use to either side. Leeds remain four points adrift of the play-offs and Portsmouth, who dropped into the bottom three after being docked 10 points for going into administration, slipped another place courtesy of Coventry's win over Barnsley. Pompey manager Michael Appleton, forced to sell top goalscorer Erik Huseklepp to Birmingham this week, once again struggled to fill his substitutes' bench and handed a debut to 21-year-old midfielder Scott Allan, who joined on loan from West Brom on Thursday. Defender Greg Halford returned to the side, while striker Dave Kitson was suspended. Michael Brown was back in Leeds' starting line-up in place of the departing Andros Townsend, while Warnock handed the captain's armband to Snodgrass. Leeds were dealt an early blow when defender Alex Bruce was forced off injured in the 11th minute and replaced by Leigh Bromby. Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan tipped away Portsmouth midfielder George Thorne's corner soon after, while Adam Clayton drove the wrong side of the post for Leeds. Allan almost made a dream start when his long-range shot flashed wide and Pompey team-mate Hayden Mullins' angled effort was blocked. Both sides were finding it difficult to carve out clear-cut chances. Pompey defender Tal Ben-Haim tried his luck with a wayward 30-yard shot before Leeds came closest to breaking the deadlock just before half-time when Snodgrass's shot from a half-cleared corner was brilliantly saved by Stephen Henderson. Leeds almost took the lead with their first meaningful attack in the second half. McCormack's thumping drive from the left edge of the penalty area hit the crossbar and bounced down on the goalline and although Snodgrass followed up to head home, the Scot was deemed to have been in an offside position by referee Phil Gibbs. Pompey pair Ward and Mullins fired in long-range efforts that were blocked and comfortably saved respectively before Henderson rescued his side again, this time saving with his feet to deny Luciano Becchio inside the penalty area in the 58th minute. Henderson saved with his feet again to keep out Bromby's close-range shot, but just as Leeds began to dominate, Thorne unleashed a 20-yard shot that forced Lonergan into a fine save. Aidy White almost caught Henderson out with a cross-shot that was tipped over, fellow Leeds defender Darren O'Dea headed straight at Henderson in the closing stages and Brown lashed a shot over the bar in the 94th minute.

Form Guide

    LWLDLL
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • WLWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 01/10/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 22/01/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • 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

Leeds

  • R McCormack 15
  • R Snodgrass 10
  • L Becchio 7
  • A Clayton 6
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1
  • A Townsend 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (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) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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