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Stephen Henderson fouled by Richard Lambert, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Richard Lambert has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Adam Lallana, Jose Fonte takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Mattock.
The ball is swung over by Frazer Richardson, Joe Mattock manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Richard Lambert, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.
A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana, Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Joe Mattock gets a block in.
Frazer Richardson sends in a cross, clearance made by David Norris.
The referee blows for offside against Ricardo Rocha. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Norris, Joel Ward grabs a headed goal from close in. Portsmouth 1-1 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from George Thorne.
Morgan Schneiderlin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana, Guly Do Prado has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Frazer Richardson crosses the ball, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
Hayden Mullins leaves the field to be replaced by Marko Futacs.
Unfair challenge on Jos Hooiveld by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Dan Harding joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Fox. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Dean Hammond takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Norris on Dean Hammond. Daniel Fox delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Joe Mattock manages to make a clearance. Richard Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Henderson. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Frazer Richardson takes a shot. Joe Mattock gets a block in.
Erik Huseklepp produces a cross.
Erik Huseklepp is brought on as a substitute for Liam Lawrence.
David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick, Richard Lambert scores a headed goal from close in. Portsmouth 0-1 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Fox.
The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson, clearance made by Joe Mattock.
A cross is delivered by Frazer Richardson, Liam Lawrence gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Adam Lallana from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert by Joe Mattock. Caution for Joe Mattock. Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.
Adam Lallana fouled by Greg Halford, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jos Hooiveld. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence.
Centre by Joel Ward, Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Guly Do Prado crosses the ball, Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
Unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Jason Pearce challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Jose Fonte. Greg Halford fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on David Norris. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Dean Hammond.
David Norris produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Richard Lambert, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Greg Halford from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Dave Kitson produces a cross, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance. George Thorne takes a shot. Frazer Richardson gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana.
Hayden Mullins challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence.
Guly Do Prado is caught offside. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Guly Do Prado. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Cork on Dave Kitson. The referee books Jack Cork for unsporting behaviour. Jason Pearce takes the free kick.
David Norris takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence, blocked by Frazer Richardson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Adam Lallana delivers the ball, clearance by Joel Ward.
Joe Mattock concedes a free kick for a foul on Guly Do Prado. Richard Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Dean Hammond.
Richard Lambert sends in a cross, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
Joe Mattock sends in a cross, Joel Ward takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Lambert on Ricardo Rocha. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
The official flags Joel Ward offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Dean Hammond concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Halford. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox, clearance by Dave Kitson.
The ball is sent over by Morgan Schneiderlin, blocked by Jason Pearce.
Dean Hammond produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Richard Lambert from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Daniel Fox. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
Frazer Richardson delivers the ball.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the left by-line to the near post, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Fox, Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Adam Lallana, save by Stephen Henderson.
The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana, clearance made by Joel Ward.
A cross is delivered by Joe Mattock, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.
David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Jos Hooiveld restarts play with the free kick.
Lawrence ready for Pompey return
Portsmouth expect to welcome back skipper Liam Lawrence for the south-coast derby visit of Southampton on Sunday.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder has yet to play under new boss Michael Appleton after damaging ankle ligaments six weeks ago.
But Lawrence resumed full training at the end of last week and, barring any late setbacks, will be back in the squad to face the leaders at Fratton Park.
Pompey are also hopeful striker Luke Varney will be fit.
Varney has been receiving treatment all week after limping off with a knee injury at Burnley and will be given a late check.
Defender Tal Ben Haim and forward Kanu will push for spots on the bench after missing out at Turf Moor.
Southampton are battling to get goalkeeper Kelvin Davis fit for the trip along the south coast.
Davis' run of 88 consecutive league appearances came to an end last weekend when he was ruled out of the visit of Blackpool with a calf injury.
The 35-year-old was badly missed as stand-in Bartosz Bialkowski's mistake gifted Blackpool a goal in the 2-2 draw which halted Saints' 21-game home winning streak.
However, boss Nigel Adkins is confident Davis will be available to return at Fratton Park.
Midfielder Richard Chaplow remains a doubt with a knee injury while defenders Radhi Jaidi (knee) and Dan Seaborne (head) and striker David Connolly (groin) are still on the sidelines.
Late re-Ward for Pompey in derby
Joel Ward epitomised the fighting spirit at Portsmouth by putting his body on the line to rescue a point for Pompey in a 1-1 draw at home to south coast derby rivals Southampton.
Ward beat Guly Do Prado to George Thorne's looping header to nod past Kelvin Davis with six minutes remaining to cancel out Rickie Lambert's opener for Saints and secure a the beleaguered Fratton Park outfit a point.
With the impending threat of a possible points deduction hanging over Portsmouth's head as former chairman Vladimir Antonov is investigated by financial officials in Lithuania, the Pompey crowd needed a boost like that given to them by Ward against their bitter rivals.
And, having been dominated for long periods by their promotion-chasing guests, Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton will have been delighted by his team's resolve and determination not to give up.
Southampton had plenty of chances to put the game out of their hosts' reach after Lambert's 63rd minute strike, but Do Prado, Morgan Schneiderlin and Adam Lallana all wasted good opportunities, before Ward netted late on.
In front of a lively crowd, evidently relishing the relatively rare occurrence of this fixture, neither side could really create any chances of major significance early on.
Lambert nodded Dean Hammond's centre harmlessly over after 14 minutes for the visitors, while at the other end Ward's attempt was comfortably saved by Davis eight minutes later.
Southampton had been struggling on the road of late, with defeats at Bristol City and Doncaster hampering their charge to promotion.
And they were more than matched by their close rivals for much of the first half, despite Saints starting the game with almost double the number of npower Championship points.
Stephen Henderson in the Pompey goal was not too bothered by Lambert's second attempt midway through the first period, and David Norris was denied by Davis as half-chances were as much as the baying crowd were allowed in the first 45 minutes.
With half-time approaching, full-back Greg Halford fired over the bar for the hosts and Norris sent a shot narrowly wide of the left-hand post two minutes before the break.
After the two teams went into the interval goalless, Southampton turned on the pressure in the opening minutes of the second period.
Lambert saw his effort from the edge of the penalty area saved by Henderson, while the Portsmouth keeper also had to be alert to prevent Schneiderlin's attempt sneaking in.
The waves of Saints attacks kept coming, however, and Lallana sent a shot from 16 yards over the crossbar as the league leaders cranked up the intensity.
And just after the hour their ascendancy finally told on the scoreboard.
Daniel Fox delivered the cross and Lambert stole in away from his marker to head beyond Henderson from close range.
It was all Southampton deserved for their intrepid play after half-time, and the visitors did not seem content to stop there.
Frazer Richardson saw his shot blocked by Joe Mattock, Hammond's 30-yard daisy-cutter was not powerful enough to cause Henderson any concern and Do Prado's miscued volley bobbled wide of the right-hand post as Pompey found it hard to create anything of note at the other end.
Henderson did well to get out to deny Do Prado when he was played in by Lallana, while Schneiderlin crashed over when well placed, and it seemed only a matter of time before the Saints grabbed their second.
However, out of nowhere, Portsmouth equalised with six minutes remaining.
Norris looped in a corner from the right, Thorne headed the ball back across goal and Ward showed the determination to beat Do Prado to the aerial ball and nod beyond Davis to extend Pompey's unbeaten run to four matches.
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