skip to content
The referee signals the end of the game.
Nwankwo Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Hermann Hreidarsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith by Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Liam Lawrence shown a red card. Penalty scored by Tommy Smith. Portsmouth 1-1 QPR.Liam Lawrence is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tommy Smith, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Nadir Ciftci results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Nadir Ciftci joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Utaka.
Jamie Ashdown shown a yellow card. The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Mackie for handball. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tommy Smith, Dave Kitson makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Tommy Smith to the near post, Liam Lawrence makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Nwankwo Kanu. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
(QPR) makes a substitution, with Leon Clarke coming on for Shaun Derry. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tommy Smith from the left by-line, clearance by Hayden Mullins.
The offside flag is raised against John Utaka. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Clint Hill. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Hayden Mullins. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Foul by Tommy Smith on Joel Ward, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Rob Hulse goes off and Patrick Agyemang comes on.
Gary Borrowdale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt.
Matthew Connolly shown a red card for professional foul. Penalty scored by Liam Lawrence. Portsmouth 1-0 QPR.Foul by Matthew Connolly on Dave Kitson, Penalty awarded.
The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Rob Hulse handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Rob Hulse makes a clearance.
Matthew Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Nwankwo Kanu. Michael Brown takes the free kick.
Dave Kitson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Carl Dickinson. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Foul by Jamie Mackie on Carl Dickinson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith.
A cross is delivered by John Utaka, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Liam Lawrence is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Liam Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Hill. Clint Hill takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Dave Kitson. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Michael Brown takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line.
Kyle Walker fouled by John Utaka, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
John Utaka crosses the ball.
Rob Hulse sends in a cross, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Handball by Adel Taarabt. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.
Adel Taarabt produces a cross.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
The referee books Shaun Derry for unsporting behaviour. Nwankwo Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by John Utaka results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Alejandro Faurlin. Liam Lawrence shoots direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko by Rob Hulse. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
Rob Hulse is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
John Utaka takes a shot.
The ball is sent over by Tommy Smith, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Joel Ward on for Greg Halford.
Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Nwankwo Kanu takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Shaun Derry takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Jamie Mackie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Alejandro Faurlin from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Shot from just outside the box by Michael Brown misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Nwankwo Kanu results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence played to the near post, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Carl Dickinson.
Greg Halford sends in a cross, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Handball decision goes against Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
The referee gets the game started.
Nugent absent for Pompey
Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill will be without striker David Nugent for the second successive game when his side play host to npower Championship leaders QPR.
Nugent, who has four goals in 17 games so far this season, missed the defeat at Derby after tweaking his knee in training prior to the game and is not yet ready to return.
John Utaka is likely to continue his partnership with Dave Kitson up front but Nwankwo Kanu could be handed a surprise start.
Ricardo Rocha could be handed a recall after returning to the squad for the Derby game following a hamstring injury and Richard Hughes is also hoping for a start after a 15 minute cameo at Pride Park.
Hermann Hreidarsson will also be hoping for more game time after making two substitute appearances following his return from a seven month lay-off with an Achilles injury.
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett has recalled striker Lewis Grabban from his loan spell at Brentford in time to bolster the squad.
Grabban, who only last week agreed to extend his stay at Griffin Park until the New Year, will go straight back into the squad to face the Canaries with Steve Morison and Theo Robinson out and Neil Harris doubtful.
Morison will be absent through suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season at Doncaster in the 2-1 defeat.
Meanwhile, Robinson faces knee surgery and is unlikely to recover in time to play again before the end of his loan spell from Huddersfield.
Harris is struggling from a foot injury and could miss out as the club look to return to winning ways following back-to-back league defeats.
Mixed fortunes for Lawrence
Liam Lawrence turned from hero to villain as Portsmouth were held to a 1-1 draw by QPR.
Lawrence put the home side ahead with a penalty after Matt Connolly fouled Dave Kitson in the box and was then dismissed after handling the ball in the area and giving Tommy Smith the chance to earn a point for the league leaders from the penalty spot.
Steve Cotterill made two changes to the side that lost at Derby, with Kanu partnering Kitson up front and Greg Halford starting at the expense of Joel Ward. Neil Warnock made only one change for the trip to Fratton Park, with Clint Hill replacing the suspended Bradley Orr.
In the opening exchanges, both sides were very evenly matched and Michael Brown had the first shot of the game but fired wide of the post from 25 yards.
This sparked QPR into action and they responded immediately through former Pompey midfielder Shaun Derry, who saw his shot saved by Jamie Ashdown. Soon after, dangerman Adel Taarabt crafted an opening for Alejandro Faurlin but his shot went high and wide of the target.
Kanu provided a strong presence up front for Pompey and almost created the first goal of the game but his cross just evaded the lunging Lawrence, who couldn't find the vital touch to put the ball into the net. The Nigerian then had a chance of his own but his deflected shot was easily taken by Paddy Kenny in the Rangers goal.
Pompey had the best chance of the opening half when John Utaka raced clear and cut inside to fire a fierce shot that cannoned back off the crossbar.
After the interval Pompey pressed with Brown seeing his shot fly narrowly over the bar. Rangers once again came back into the game and Rob Hulse had a great chance to open the scoring but his header was brilliantly saved by Ashdown after a great cross from Smith.
The game sparked into life on 70 minutes when Connolly was given his marching orders after bringing down Kitson in the box. Lawrence stepped up to take the penalty but Kenny saved his effort - only for the referee to order the spot-kick to be retaken. Lawrence made no mistake at the second time of asking and smashed the ball into the back of the net to give Pompey the lead.
QPR pushed hard for an equaliser and were given a lifeline in the 90th minute when Lawrence was adjudged to have handled a Smith cross. Lawrence was given his second booking before Smith stepped up and placed the ball beyond Ashdown to keep Rangers top of the table.
"Pulis departs Stoke"