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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:14,362
  • Futacs (53) Mullins (86)
Goal!

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92:57 +2.57

Marko Futacs takes a shot.

92:11 +2.11

Effort from inside the area by Marko Futacs misses to the left of the target.

89:10

Aaron Mokoena challenges Chris Iwelumo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Hogg takes the indirect free kick.

88:11

Marko Futacs challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Marko Futacs for unsporting behaviour. Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.

86:21

Hayden Mullins grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 2-0 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Liam Lawrence.

85:38

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

81:37

Scott Loach handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Scott Loach is shown a red card for deliberate handball. Jonathan Bond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Prince Buaben. Dave Kitson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

79:41

Erik Huseklepp fouled by Lee Hodson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance by John Eustace.

78:20

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Dickinson. Michael Kightly takes the free kick. Dave Kitson goes into the book.

76:26

Shot from just outside the box by Liam Lawrence goes over the bar.

74:14

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

71:42

The offside flag is raised against Liam Lawrence. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

68:11

Shot by Carl Dickinson from outside the box goes over the net.

67:06

Unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Mark Yeates from the free kick, Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.

64:56

Unfair challenge on David Norris by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick. Adrian Mariappa is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

63:55

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Chris Iwelumo coming on for Troy Deeney.

61:20

Hayden Mullins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

60:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

59:51

David Norris takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

54:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Dickinson on Liam Lawrence. Free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim. Booking for Carl Dickinson.

52:46

Liam Lawrence takes the outswinging corner, Marko Futacs finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Portsmouth 1-0 Watford.Liam Lawrence provided the assist for the goal.

52:22

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

50:41

Mark Yeates takes a short corner.

49:52

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

48:23

A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

46:38

Marko Futacs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben. Mark Yeates restarts play with the free kick.

45:46 +0.46

Corner taken by Mark Yeates, Liam Lawrence makes a clearance.

44:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Dave Kitson manages to make a clearance.

44:20

Joe Mattock challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

43:35

The ball is crossed by Tal Ben-Haim.

43:09

Short corner taken by Liam Lawrence.

42:49

Effort on goal by Dave Kitson from just inside the area clears the bar.

37:53

Dave Kitson challenges Carl Dickinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

36:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Marko Futacs. Mark Yeates takes the indirect free kick.

34:03

Liam Lawrence takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Scott Loach. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

33:41

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

33:06

Foul by Marvin Sordell on Hayden Mullins, free kick awarded. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

31:16

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Hodson.

29:07

A cross is delivered by Erik Huseklepp.

28:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Tal Ben-Haim. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

26:58

Marko Futacs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Carl Dickinson takes the indirect free kick.

26:04

Mark Yeates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

25:06

Joe Mattock produces a cross, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

23:44

Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Marko Futacs.

22:01

David Norris produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

15:18

Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

14:48

Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

14:18

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates.

13:31

Mark Yeates takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Dave Kitson.

11:34

Nyron Nosworthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

9:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Marvin Sordell.

9:17

Erik Huseklepp takes a shot. Mark Yeates gets a block in.

8:33

Jason Pearce fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

7:42

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Loach manages to make a clearance.

7:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

6:40

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by Marvin Sordell.

5:30

Foul by Dave Kitson on Nyron Nosworthy, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

2:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.

1:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Dickinson on David Norris. Tal Ben-Haim takes the free kick.

0:29

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates, Liam Lawrence makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Duo miss out for Pompey Portsmouth will be without Greg Halford and Joel Ward when they welcome Watford to Fratton Park. Defender Halford and midfielder Ward were booked for the fifth time this season in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leicester and serve one-match suspensions. But striker Luke Varney could return to the squad after missing the last three matches with a medial knee ligament problem. Defender Ricardo Rocha will be checked over after he sat out against the Foxes due to a knock. Hungarian forward Marko Futacs should keep his place in the side after marking his first start with Pompey's goal against Leicester. Veteran left-back Hermann Hreidarsson was back in the squad on Saturday after an Achilles problem and should be involved again. Michael Kightly, Nyron Nosworthy and Craig Beattie are set to make the final appearances of their current loan spells for Watford. Wolves winger Kightly and Sunderland centre-back Nosworthy in particular have proved crucial additions to Sean Dyche's ranks since joining in October, with the former rounding off the club's 4-1 victory over Doncaster on New Year's Eve with the third goal of his stay. Swansea striker Beattie has enjoyed a less prominent role however during the same spell, making just one start and three substitute appearances and failing to even make Dyche's matchday 16 for the two games over the festive period. The Hornets boss has no new injury or suspension concerns and could be tempted to keep faith with a winning line-up at Fratton Park as his side chase six points in three days and the chance to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches. Elsewhere, Hornets stopper Rene Gilmartin has extended his loan stay at npower League One side Yeovil into a further month, while midfielder Chez Isaac has joined non-league Tamworth on an initial month-long deal.

Formation:442Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

  • Stephen Henderson
  • Tal Ben-Haim
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Jason Pearce
  • Joe Mattock
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Hayden Mullins
  • David Norris
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • Marko Futacs
  • Dave Kitson
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Hermann Hreidarsson
  • Ryan Williams
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • Nwankwo Kanu

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Match Report

Pompey end Watford run Second-half goals from Marko Futacs and Hayden Mullins helped Portsmouth hand 10-man Watford their first defeat in nine matches, 2-0. The Hornets were no match for Pompey. Futacs scored in his second successive match with a header from David Norris' cross to give Pompey a deserved lead nine minutes after the interval. Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach was shown a straight red card for hauling down Futacs outside the box, and then Mullins made sure of the victory after converting from Erik Huseklepp's cross. The win ensured Portsmouth claimed their first victory in four matches and leapt above Watford in the table. Portsmouth were forced to make two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Leicester on New Year's Eve, with suspended duo Joel Ward and Greg Halford replaced by Tal Ben-Haim and Huseklepp. Unchanged Watford started well and striker Troy Deeney was only inches away from getting a touch on Mark Yeates' cross. At the other end, Huseklepp was trying to make the most of his opportunity and he struck wide from just outside the area on two occasions. David Norris also missed the target from 20 yards as Pompey started to gain the upper hand, while Watford goalkeeper Loach did magnificently to claw Dave Kitson's effort from the edge of the box round the post. Kitson was at the fore once again and the striker should have done better with his shot that cleared the bar after being given time and space to pick his spot. The Hornets were by no means being outclassed but they were failing to fashion any meaningful chances until Marvin Sordell's shot deflected narrowly wide on the stroke of half-time. It would have been harsh on Portsmouth, who regained the ascendancy in the early stages of the second-half. Kitson headed weakly at Roach from Joe Mattock's centre and although the Watford shot-stopper superbly turned away a long range effort from Liam Lawrence, the hosts took a 54th-minute lead from the resulting corner. Norris collected the ball from Lawrence's short corner on the right before he crossed for striker Futacs to head home on his first home start. It was the Hungarian's second goal in as many games and was just reward for a fine all-round display. Not content to hold on to a lead, Portsmouth continued to attack the Watford goal with gusto and a free-flowing move ended with David Norris forcing Loach into making another fine save. Lawrence thought he had sealed the points when he tapped in after Mattock's long range shot had been deflected into his path, but there was a late offside flag. Watford's afternoon went from bad to worse when Futacs burst clear and was impeded by Loach, who was sent off. Mullins wrapped up the points for Pompey in the 87th minute when he collected the ball from Huseklepp's cross and lashed past substitute keeper Jonathan Bond at the second attempt.

Form Guide

    DWWDLD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Watford
  • DWDDDW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 19/11/2011
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 01/01/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 16/10/2010
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 01/01/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 0
  • Watford
  • 24/08/2002
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 1
  • Watford
  • 13/04/2002

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • D Norris 5
  • L Varney 5
  • D Kitson 3
  • E Huseklepp 3
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • J Pearce 1
  • M Futacs 1

Watford

  • M Sordell 6
  • M Yeates 3
  • M Kightly 3
  • J Eustace 2
  • C Dickinson 2
  • C Forsyth 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • C Beattie 1
  • P Buaben 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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