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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:16,770
  • Halford - pen (65)
  • Robson - pen (55) Bates (62)
    Emnes (82)
Goal!

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95mins

Unfair challenge on Jason Steele by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

95mins

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Allan, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Pearce by Rhys Williams. The referee shows Rhys Williams a red card for second bookable offence. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Ricardo Rocha results in a free kick. Julio Arca takes the free kick.

91mins

David Norris takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

91mins

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

88mins

Julio Arca is brought on as a substitute for Adam Hammill.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Hayden Mullins. Shot comes in from Adam Hammill from the free kick, save by Stephen Henderson. Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Luke Varney.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Seb Hines by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

85mins

Dave Kitson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Jason Steele.

83mins

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson. Marvin Emnes fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 1-3 Middlesbrough.Assist by Curtis Main.

82mins

Curtis Main concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

82mins

Luke Varney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

81mins

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

80mins

Effort on goal by Hayden Mullins from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

80mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott Allan, save by Jason Steele.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Scott Allan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Joe Bennett.

77mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

75mins

Curtis Main concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Pearce. Curtis Main receives a caution. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Foul by Seb Hines on Luke Varney, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Greg Halford from the free kick. Scott Allan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Joe Bennett.

71mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Dave Kitson goes wide of the left-hand post. Curtis Main on for Lukas Jutkiewicz.

69mins

Luke Varney challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick. David Norris is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill.

67mins

Foul by David Norris on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson from right wing, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.

66mins

Booking for Barry Robson for dissent.

66mins

The referee gives a against Lukas Jutkiewicz for handball. Greg Halford scores a placed penalty. Portsmouth 1-2 Middlesbrough.

65mins

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Luke Varney coming on for George Thorne.

65mins

Corner taken by Scott Allan from the left by-line, clearance by Joe Bennett.

62mins

David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Robson. Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson. Matthew Bates gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 0-2 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Jutkiewicz.

60mins

Foul by Joel Ward on Matthew Bates, free kick awarded. Joel Ward goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

59mins

Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Steele. Marvin Emnes on for Faris Haroun. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

58mins

Foul by Faris Haroun on Greg Halford, free kick awarded. Scott Allan restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Greg Halford fouled by Faris Haroun, the ref awards a free kick. Faris Haroun is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Hayden Mullins challenges Adam Hammill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

57mins

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Allan from the left by-line, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, save by Stephen Henderson. Adam Hammill takes the inswinging corner, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines by Ricardo Rocha. Ricardo Rocha is given a yellow card. Greg Halford shown a yellow card. Power penalty scored by Barry Robson. Portsmouth 0-1 Middlesbrough.

53mins

Marko Futacs challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.

51mins

Centre by Joe Bennett, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward. Rhys Williams is cautioned. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Greg Halford, save made by Jason Steele.

48mins

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan. Indirect free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

46mins

Scott Allan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Hammill, save by Stephen Henderson.

42mins

Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Tal Ben-Haim.

41mins

Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson. Corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill from the left by-line, Foul by Barry Robson on Stephen Henderson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

33mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Marko Futacs results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

31mins

Unfair challenge on George Thorne by Matthew Bates results in a free kick. Matthew Bates receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Scott Allan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

30mins

Tal Ben-Haim concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Hammill. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

27mins

Barry Robson delivers the ball.

25mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Jason Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Barry Robson, save by Stephen Henderson. Effort on goal by Adam Hammill from long range goes over the crossbar.

24mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Ricardo Rocha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

21mins

David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

19mins

Barry Robson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill, clearance by Ricardo Rocha. Corner taken by Adam Hammill, save by Stephen Henderson.

18mins

Tal Ben-Haim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seb Hines on David Norris. Greg Halford takes the free kick. Marko Futacs takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Scott Allan, save by Jason Steele.

13mins

George Thorne has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

10mins

Tal Ben-Haim produces a cross, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Adam Hammill.

8mins

David Norris is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

7mins

Rhys Williams fouled by Scott Allan, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.

4mins

Stephen Henderson fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

1mins

Nicky Bailey fouled by Scott Allan, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

Match Preview

Pompey to relaunch Lawrence Portsmouth skipper Liam Lawrence could return for the visit of Middlesbrough. The midfielder has missed the last two matches with a calf injury but hopes to be fit in time. Boss Michael Appleton also welcomes back Dave Kitson from a one-match ban while fellow striker Luke Varney is nearing a return after almost three months out with a knee injury. Midfielder David Norris came on as a late substitute against Leeds last week after recovering from a double hernia operation so he could return to the starting line-up. But veteran striker Kanu is still not fit due to a back problem and winger Kelvin Etuhu is set to miss out again with a slight hamstring tear. Loan signing Adam Hammill will go straight into the Middlesbrough squad. The 24-year-old Wolves midfielder joined the Teessiders until the end of the season on Thursday as manager Tony Mowbray attempted to bolster his squad ahead of a final promotion push. Mowbray will also be boosted by the return of Scotland international midfielder Kevin Thomson, who missed last week's 2-0 home defeat by Reading through suspension after being sent off for the second time this season at Millwall on February 21. Midfielder Nicky Bailey is rapidly approaching full fitness after recovering from a medial ligament injury and could make the squad, while goalkeeper Danny Coyne's calf problem will be assessed ahead of the game. However, striker Scott McDonald faces up to two months more on the sidelines with a similar problem, while midfielder Merouane Zemmama continues his rehabilitation after hernia surgery.

Formation:4411Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

Formation: 4411Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

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

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Match Report

Boro sink stricken Pompey Portsmouth ended a terrible week off the pitch with defeat on it as 10-man Middlesbrough claimed a 3-1 victory in the npower Championship clash at Fratton Park. All the goals came in the second half of a lively encounter, Barry Robson put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot and Matthew Bates making it 2-0. A penalty from Greg Halford gave Pompey hope, but substitute Marvin Emnes sealed the points for Boro, who had Rhys Williams sent off at the death, to boost their play-off hopes. But defeat at the end of another turbulent week left the hosts deep in relegation trouble. The club earlier this week loaned club captain Liam Lawrence out to Cardiff in a desperate bid to reduce the wage bill after administrator Trevor Birch revealed they may not have enough funds to complete the season. Birch then came under fire from former owners Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir, who alleged not enough was being done to avoid the possibility of liquidation. All that did not prevent 16,770 attending Fratton Park, with chants of "we're not going to fold" and "we will never die" ringing around the ground for much of the game. There was some good news for Pompey boss Michael Appleton before kick-off as he was able to welcome back the fit-again David Norris, with Aaron Mokoena dropping to the bench. Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray left Julio Arca and leading scorer Emnes on the bench after a 2-0 defeat against Reading last time out, and brought in Nicky Bailey and loan signing Adam Hammill. Norris, making his first start since January, had the first chance of the game as he just failed to get a crucial touch on George Thorne's long-range shot after 15 minutes. Stephen Henderson had to be alert to parry away Robson's low free-kick after 27 minutes, and five minutes later Scott Allan fired a set piece inches wide at the other end after Boro skipper Bates brought down Thorne. Three minutes before half-time Henderson showed why he merited inclusion in the latest Republic of Ireland squad with a tremendous save to tip Bailey's well-executed volley round the post. Middlesbrough took the lead 10 minutes after the break when referee Trevor Kettle spotted an infringement by Ricardo Rocha and Robson rolled in the resulting spot-kick. Moments later Faris Haroun was lucky to stay on the pitch after two late challenges in as many minutes, although Kettle only produced a yellow card for the first. Pompey's frustrations were growing and it got worse just after the hour-mark when Bailey headed a Robson free-kick back across goal and Bates bundled the ball in. Five minutes later Pompey were awarded a lifeline when Lukas Jutkiewicz handled Rocha's 30-yard drive, Halford stepping up to convert the penalty. With 20 minutes left substitute Dave Kitson wasted a golden opportunity to equalise, firing wide from 12 yards when in space and with only Jason Steele to beat. And that proved costly as Wolves loanee Hammill burst clear down the left and, although his shot was well stopped by Henderson, Emnes was able to fire home the rebound. Late in stoppage time Boro's Williams was sent off for a second booking, having already seen yellow for bringing down Joel Ward. but the game was already won. endM

Form Guide

    WLDLLD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LDDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 06/08/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 12/03/2011
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 02/10/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 14/03/1998
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 05/11/1997
  • Middlesbrough
  • 4 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 03/12/1994

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

Middlesbrough

  • M Emnes 10
  • S McDonald 9
  • B Robson 5
  • F Haroun 2
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • B Ogbeche 1
  • N Bailey 1
  • T McMahon 1
  • M Bates 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Bennett 1
  • C Main 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

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 38
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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