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Foul by Jonathan Greening on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Jason Pearce. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.
Brendan Moloney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Findley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Wes Morgan. Erik Huseklepp goes off and Benjani Mwaruwari comes on. Tal Ben-Haim sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Greg Halford clears the crossbar.
Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Andy Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis McGugan.
A goal is scored by Erik Huseklepp from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 3-0 Nottm Forest.Assist by David Norris.
A cross is delivered by Joel Ward.
Luke Varney challenges Luke Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Joel Lynch goes off and David McGoldrick comes on.
Unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Robbie Findley results in a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Erik Huseklepp from the left by-line to the near post, Dave Kitson scores a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 2-0 Nottm Forest.Assist by Erik Huseklepp.
Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Jonathan Greening results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Dave Kitson challenges Wes Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Greening takes the direct free kick.
Greg Cunningham delivers the ball, Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Gunter goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Greg Cunningham, Greg Halford gets a block in.
Abdul Razak goes off and Joel Ward comes on.
The ball is crossed by Marcus Tudgay, Robbie Findley takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis McGugan, Hayden Mullins makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, clearance by Jason Pearce.
Wes Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce. Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.
Handball decision goes against Erik Huseklepp. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Tal Ben-Haim gets a block in. Lewis McGugan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by David Norris.
The ball is delivered by Guy Moussi.
The ball is delivered by Luke Chambers, blocked by Tal Ben-Haim.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Findley by Hayden Mullins. Jonathan Greening takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by Greg Halford results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Wes Morgan takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
Lewis McGugan takes the outswinging corner, Luke Varney manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan to the near post, Luke Chambers takes a shot. Dave Kitson gets a block in.
Lewis McGugan fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Luke Varney.
Dave Kitson conjures a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Robbie Findley, clearance made by Jason Pearce.
Lewis McGugan fouled by Abdul Razak, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
Abdul Razak takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. Header from close range by Luke Varney clears the bar.
Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Lynch. Joel Lynch takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Joel Lynch. Joel Lynch receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Effort from long range by Erik Huseklepp goes wide right of the target.
Wes Morgan challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricardo Rocha takes the free kick. Hayden Mullins takes a shot. A goal is scored by Erik Huseklepp from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Nottm Forest.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Razak by Jonathan Greening. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Guy Moussi. Lewis McGugan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Stephen Henderson. Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan to the near post, Jason Pearce makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Guy Moussi, save by Stephen Henderson.
The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Long distance shot from David Norris misses to the left of the net.
Dave Kitson takes a shot. Lewis McGugan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Erik Huseklepp.
The official flags Luke Varney offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Luke Varney sends in a cross, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
Luke Varney is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Wes Morgan takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Findley. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
The ball is delivered by Abdul Razak.
Greg Cunningham fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Cunningham.
Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Close range shot by Lewis McGugan goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Robbie Findley goes wide left of the target.
Robbie Findley has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Findley by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan has an effort direct from the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Erik Huseklepp.
Luke Varney takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.
Greg Halford fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Tudgay goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Ricardo Rocha takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Luke Varney.
Erik Huseklepp sends in a cross, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Lewis McGugan challenges Abdul Razak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Lawrence worry for Cotterill return
Liam Lawrence is an injury doubt for Portsmouth ahead of Steve Cotterill's return to Fratton Park with Nottingham Forest.
Midfielder Lawrence limped off with a sore ankle during Tuesday night's goalless draw at Crystal Palace and is still receiving treatment.
Defender Greg Halford missed out at Selhurst Park with the shoulder injury he suffered against Derby the previous weekend but he has a good chance of being passed fit.
Striker Benjani could return to the bench following a hamstring problem while teenage midfielder Abdul Razak is pushing to make his full debut following his recent loan switch from Manchester City.
Cotterill brings his Forest side to the south coast just three weeks after he quit the Pompey hot-seat and he could name an unchanged side for the first time as Nottingham Forest manager.
Cotterill, who left Pompey in mid-October after 16 turbulent months in charge on the south coast to succeed Steve McClaren at the City Ground, sustained no new problems as he guided Forest to a third win from his first four games at the helm against Reading in midweek.
After tasting defeat as Reds boss for the first time against Hull, Cotterill made two changes on Tuesday night. Guy Moussi returned from suspension to replace Jonathan Greening in midfield while US striker Robbie Findley was recalled at the expense of Ishmael Miller, who underwent a hernia operation this week.
Chris Cohen (knee) remains a long-term absentee, but fellow midfielder Paul Anderson (hamstring) and forwards Dexter Blackstock (knee) and Garath McCleary (knee) could be back in contention along with Miller shortly after the two-week international break that follows this weekend's matches.
Huseklepp haunts Cotterill
Steve Cotterill's return to Portsmouth ended in a 3-0 defeat for Nottingham Forest was ruined by one of the last signings he made at Fratton Park.
Cotterill spent #1.5million to bring Erik Huseklepp to the south coast from Bari before quitting Pompey to take over at Nottingham Forest last month.
And the Norwegian winger repaid a chunk of the fee today by scoring two goals and setting up Dave Kitson for the other as Portsmouth leapfrogged their visitors in the npower Championship.
Pompey expect to appoint Cotterill's successor during the international break, with West Brom assistant Michael Appleton the latest name in the frame.
But caretaker duo Guy Whittingham and Stuart Gray were able to sign off with a win thanks to Huseklepp's brace and Kitson's header.
Yet it was hard luck on Forest, who dominated for long periods only to be floored by sucker punches late on in both halves.
Most of the early opportunities they created fell to Lewis McGugan, who curled a fourth-minute free-kick wide, dragged another shot the wrong side of the post and then miscontrolled Chris Gunter's pass right in front of goal, allowing Pompey goalkeeper Stephen Henderson to smother the ball.
Robbie Findley also fired a good chance wide from the edge of the area after Manchester City loanee Abdul Razak gave possession away, and Wes Morgan's header was too close to Henderson.
Eight minutes before the break McGugan tried his luck again with a 30-yard free-kick, but Henderson was able to tip it over the crossbar.
Pompey had been restricted to long-range efforts, with Kitson's shot deflected wide and David Norris' drive sailing over the top.
But when Hayden Mullins took aim from 25 yards a minute before the interval, the ball crashed off the crossbar and fell to Huseklepp, who expertly curled the rebound past Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp and into the top corner.
After the break it was Pompey who took the early initiative with Camp denying Varney and Kitson heading over the bar.
But they had a let-off at the other end when Luke Chambers met McGugan's corner and his header was hacked off the line by Mullins.
And the hosts were indebted to Henderson for denying Findley on the hour.
Marcus Tudgay's cross was controlled superbly the striker, who turned sharply and fired at goal only for Henderson to make a fine reaction save.
Gunter also squandered the chance to equalise when he volleyed over, and instead Pompey doubled their lead when Kitson nodded in Huseklepp's corner in the 77th minute.
And Cotterill's misery was complete six minutes from time when David Norris teed up Huseklepp to prod in number three.
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