Friday September 24, 2010 Day 8 Finished Fratton Park

Portsmouth 6 - 1 Leicester City

  1. Lawrence 10’ (pen.), 33’
  2. Nugent 58’
  3. Kitson 59’, 82’
  4. Brown 90’
  1. Howard 71’

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  1. Rampant Portsmouth crush Leicester

    Rampant Portsmouth crush Leicester

    Portsmouth secured their first win of the season with an emphatic 6-1 win in the Championship over a dismal Leicester City at Fratton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portsmouth
    • Leicester City
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at Fratton Park, and Portsmouth have their first win of the season in the most emphatic fashion - it ends 6-1 and Leicester have been well and truly spanked! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Leicester have possession in the Pompey half, but they do nothing with the ball as another move peters out.
    • 90+1' GOAL!!!!! BROWN SCORES A STUNNER! It's a dreamy goal from Brown, who dribbles mesmerically through the Leicester half before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home from a very acute angle - is that really the right man? Yes, Brown!
    • 90' Three minutes will be added at the end of this second half, and the whistle cannot come soon enough for Leicester.
    • 89' Neilson is shown the yellow card for bringing down Utaka with a late, very clumsy, challenge in his own half.
    • 88' Kanu shows a rather remarkable turn of pace on the halfway line, and Neilson should probably retire right now after being outstripped by the veteran!
    • 87' Sousa looks understandably glum on the visitors' bench after his side's grim display this evening.
    • 86' Utaka is hauled down by Neilson, and that really should have been a free kick, but frankly Pompey don't care right now!
    • 85' Leicester's defending this evening has been catastrophic, and Pompey have taken full advantage!
    • 84' Sonko sticks out a leg to prevent Waghorn racing through on goal, and that was a timely challenge.
    • 82' GOAL!!!! KITSON MAKES IT FIVE! Lawrence whips over a devilish delivery which Morrison can only turn back into the path of Kitson, who calmly side foots his second goal into the far corner of the net!
    • 82' Rocha has not had the best game for Portsmouth and was at fault for the goal, and Ibrahima Sonko comes on to replace him now.
    • 81' Kitson almost wriggles his way through the Leicester box, but the striker is denied by a timely challenge from Morrison.
    • 79' Dave Nugent is the man to make way, and he has run himself into the ground this evening. Kanu is on!
    • 78' Kanu looks set to become the second Pompey change as Cotterill freshens up his paper thin squad.
    • 77' Utaka has shown good stamina and pace all evening, and he gets down the right once more to cross.
    • 76' Nadir Ciftci comes on to replace Mullins, and the midfielder cannot continue as he hobbles off gingerly.
    • 75' What a miss! Neilson dinks over a pinpoint cross to the back post, but Howard heads over the bar as he beats Ward to the ball!
    • 74' Cotterill looks set to make a change now as his side continue to look a bit tentative at the back.
    • 73' Mullins hobbles off to the touchline to receive some treatment on the touchline, but he should be okay.
    • 72' Lawrence has been instrumental for his side this evening, and he continues to link up the play.
    • 71' GOAL!!!! HOWARD GETS ONE BACK! A long throw in from Neilson drops at the feet of Howard as Rocha fails to clear the danger, and the forward stabs a close-range shot beyond Ashdown!
    • 70' Dickinson has been superb this evening, and he sweeps up brilliantly to clear once more.
    • 69' Howard links up with King on halfway, before the forward has a crack from range and sees his shot sail over the bar.
    • 67' Utaka is booked for scything down Neilson, and that was nothing more than a mistimed challenge.
    • 66' Ashdown is swiftly off his line to collect a loose ball, and that is alert keeping.
    • 65' Brown and Mullins are keeping the ball superbly in midfield for the hosts, and the pair are battling brilliantly.
    • 63' Leicester enjoy a very rare attack as Waghorn shows his pace down the right, but it peters out.
    • 62' Mokoena heads over his own crossbar as he concedes a corner, but Pompey clear the danger.
    • 61' Matty Fryatt comes on for Lloyd Dyer, and that is a strange move as Dyer has been by far Leicester's best player this evening!
    • 60' Leicester are absolutely stunned at Fratton Park, and Cotterill cannot stop smiling on the touchline!
    • 59' GOAL!!!!! POMPEY LEAD 4-0! Straight from the kick off, Nugent dispossesses Morrison and lays the ball off to Kitson, who dinks an exquisite finish over the diving Logan to make it four!
    • 58' GOAL!!!!! NUGENT MAKES IT THREE! Nugent swivels superbly and has his initial effort parried wide for Nugent, who scores on the second attempt with Logan making a fine double save!
    • 57' Portsmouth are rampant as they press forward en masse once more, and Leicester are being outgunned.
    • 55' Dickinson gets down the left before attempting an audacious effort from range with the ball skipping off the crossbar - Logan was comprehensively beaten!
    • 54' Pompey are playing with real confidence and verve as they control this match: the home fans are purring.
    • 53' Kitson gets down the left with a powerful run, before Berner recovers his poise at the back post to clear.
    • 51' Leicester are really struggling to settle in this second half, and Pompey are looking very confident indeed.
    • 50' Sousa looks set to make another change before too long in this second half.
    • 49' Portsmouth stroke the ball around expertly in their own half, and Utaka is in the thick of the action.
    • 47' Dickinson shepherds a loose ball back to Ashdown superbly, before Nugent continues down the left.
    • 46' The second half is underway at Fratton Park, and Portsmouth kick us off looking to add to their two-goal lead.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at Fratton Park, and Portsmouth lead 2-0 courtesy of a brace from Liam Lawrence! Leicester are down to 10 men and really struggling.
    • 45+1' Kitson is holding the ball up well for Pompey, and the lanky striker manages to keep possession for his side well.
    • 45' Just two minutes will be added at the end of this first half, and Pompey are cruising.
    • 44' Dickinson whips over a testing delivery which Morrison does well to clear, and that is good play once more from the left back.
    • 43' Rocha wins a towering header in the Pompey half, and the defender has played well apart from the booking.
    • 42' Dyer has been absolutely superb for Leicester, and he wins a corner with more fine play down the left.
    • 41' Leicester stroke the ball around at the back patiently, before Neilson lumps a long ball upfield to Howard.
    • 40' Berner is seeing a lot of the ball down the left now as Leicester build once more...
    • 39' Rocha shepherds the ball back to his keeper Ashdown, and that is good defending from the Portugese.
    • 38' Berner produces a brilliant run down the left for the visitors, and he wins a corner which Waghorn will whip over.
    • 37' Waghorn and Dyer combine to good effect down the right for Leicester, before Portsmouth clear through Ward.
    • 35' Yuki Abe is replaced by Jack Hobbs, and the defender comes on to shore up this Leicester defence.
    • 34' Utaka ghosts in at the back post to meet Nugent's deep delivery from the right, but he heads wide.
    • 33' Howard rises high to meet Oakley's free kick, but he heads over the bar and Pompey can clear.
    • 32' GOAL!!!!! LAWRENCE MAKES IT TWO! Portsmouth double their season's goal tally as Lawrence lashes a low drive from the free kick which deflects past a helpless Logan - Pompey lead 2-0!
    • 30' RED CARD! Miguel Vitor is shown a straight red card, and that seems rather harsh - was he denying a goalscoring opportunity? It's borderline! The defender tugs down Nugent, but it was dubious... Pompey have a free kick on the edge of the area.
    • 29' Rocha is booked! The defender trips Dyer pretty cynically, and the Pompey players are given a stern ticking off for their ridiculous protestations.
    • 28' Lawrence is absolutely furious with the referee's assistant as he fails to award a very obvious corner.
    • 27' Phew!! What an effort from range by Waghorn, who hammers a stunning effort narrowly wide of the far post with Ashdown scrambling across his goal.
    • 26' Logan hares out of his goal and clears only to Dickinson, but the defender cannot capitalise on the keeper being out of position.
    • 25' Brown heads the ball across the penalty area from the set piece, and Mokoena volleys over the bar!
    • 24' Pompey now have a free kick which Lawrence will whip over from the left...
    • 23' Oakley is booked for a mistimed challenge on Utaka, and that was simply pretty clumsy!
    • 22' What an effort from Lawrence! The midfielder lashes a rasping half volley on target, and Logan does very well to parry the ball wide!
    • 21' Nugent is clattered from behind by Vitor, and that was pretty rash from the Portugese.
    • 20' Lawrence clears upfield towards Nugent, but the forward cannot latch on to the delivery on this occasion.
    • 19' Lawrence whips over another devilish delivery which evades everyone in the box, and the Foxes clear.
    • 18' Dickinson does very well to surge forward and win a corner for his side, and that was a brilliant run from the left back.
    • 17' DISALLOWED! Cracking football from Leicester, with Dyer again the man to jink inside and provide a perfect through ball, but King strays offside before applying the finish!
    • 16' Leicester continue to thump long balls up to Howard, but the forward is not getting enough support.
    • 15' Brown and Mullins combine in midfield effectively, and Pompey are holding the ball very well.
    • 14' Dyer produces a superb run down the left and squares a neat ball across the Pompey box, only for Andy King to side foot the ball wide - almost a great move!
    • 13' Morrison cuts inside and clears to show good composure at the back after his error.
    • 12' Steve Howard continues to win his fair share of headers in the Pompey half, but there is no one in support of the big man.
    • 11' Lloyd Dyer is already very frustrated as he challenges with Ricardo Rocha in the Portsmouth half.
    • 10' GOAL!!!!! LAWRENCE PUTS IT AWAY! The midfielder steps up with a swagger and sends Conrad Logan the wrong way with a clinical finish, and Pompey have an early lead!
    • 9' PENALTY! Michael Morrison handles inside the box as the ball comes over from Lawrence's corner, and that was a pretty inexplicable misjudgment from the defender - a moment of madness!
    • 8' Ward wins a corner with a sharp run down the right, and Lawrence will whip this into the box.
    • 7' Howard is penalised for climbing all over Ward at the back post, and the forward is furious!
    • 6' Mokoena fires forward a slick delivery down the right for Lawrence, but he cannot whip the ball across.
    • 5' Portsmouth have seen most of the ball so far in this first half, and Leicester are being pegged back.
    • 4' John Utaka holds the ball up for the hosts on halfway, and the forward shows his pace early on.
    • 3' Robbie Neilson links up the play at the back for the visitors, before Matt Oakley brings the ball forward.
    • 2' Logan lumps a long ball upfield towards Andy King, whose shot is deflected on target.
    • 1' We're underway at Fratton Park, and both sets of fans realise how important this match is for their sides to finally kick start their season.
    • 19:40 Apparently Dave Kitson only arrived at Fratton Park just 30 minutes ago due to traffic on the Eastern Road, but he is one of the players to emerge from the tunnel...
    • 19:35 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Keith Hill is the referee for this evening's clash, and Steve Cotterill will be delivering some stern words in the Pompey dressing room as his side look to record their first win.
    • - Portsmouth: Ashdown, Ward, Mokoena, Rocha, Dickinson, Lawrence, Mullins, Brown, Utaka, Nugent, Kitson. Subs: Flahavan, Ciftci, Sonko, Kanu
    • - Leicester: Logan, Neilson, Morrison, Miguel Vitor, Berner, Oakley, King, Abe, Waghorn, Howard, Dyer. Subs: Ikeme, Teixeira, Gallagher, Fryatt, Wellens, Moussa, Hobbs
    • 19:30 Sousa must decide whether to make wholesale changes once more: Winger Paul Gallagher could be one of few players to keep his place in the team, with the likes of Matt Oakley, Ritchie Wellens, Matty Fryatt and Martyn Waghorn strong contenders to return to the starting XI. Conrad Logan will hope to keep his place in goal, but Carl Ikeme is usually recalled following cup matches while Chris Weale is also back in the frame after a shoulder injury.
    • 19:25 Portsmouth will be without Richard Hughes. The midfielder was sent off during the Tuesday night's game and starts a two-match ban, ruling him out of the npower Championship meeting between the sides as well as next week's visit of Bristol City.
    • 19:20 Michael Brown is likely to reclaim his place in the starting line-up in Hughes' absence, while defender Ricardo Rocha, who sat out on Tuesday with a knock, will be checked over.
    • 19:15 Bottom of the table Portsmouth take on fellow slow starters Leicester City in their Championship clash at Fratton Park.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL!!!!! BROWN SCORES A STUNNER! It's a dreamy goal from Brown, who dribbles mesmerically through the Leicester half before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home from a very acute angle - is that really the right man? Yes, Brown!
    • 75' What a miss! Neilson dinks over a pinpoint cross to the back post, but Howard heads over the bar as he beats Ward to the ball!
    • 71' GOAL!!!! HOWARD GETS ONE BACK! A long throw in from Neilson drops at the feet of Howard as Rocha fails to clear the danger, and the forward stabs a close-range shot beyond Ashdown!
    • 59' GOAL!!!!! POMPEY LEAD 4-0! Straight from the kick off, Nugent dispossesses Morrison and lays the ball off to Kitson, who dinks an exquisite finish over the diving Logan to make it four!
    • 58' GOAL!!!!! NUGENT MAKES IT THREE! Nugent swivels superbly and has his initial effort parried wide for Nugent, who scores on the second attempt with Logan making a fine double save!
    • 55' Dickinson gets down the left before attempting an audacious effort from range with the ball skipping off the crossbar - Logan was comprehensively beaten!
    • 32' GOAL!!!!! LAWRENCE MAKES IT TWO! Portsmouth double their season's goal tally as Lawrence lashes a low drive from the free kick which deflects past a helpless Logan - Pompey lead 2-0!
    • 30' RED CARD! Miguel Vitor is shown a straight red card, and that seems rather harsh - was he denying a goalscoring opportunity? It's borderline! The defender tugs down Nugent, but it was dubious... Pompey have a free kick on the edge of the area.
    • 22' What an effort from Lawrence! The midfielder lashes a rasping half volley on target, and Logan does very well to parry the ball wide!
    • 17' DISALLOWED! Cracking football from Leicester, with Dyer again the man to jink inside and provide a perfect through ball, but King strays offside before applying the finish!
    • 14' Dyer produces a superb run down the left and squares a neat ball across the Pompey box, only for Andy King to side foot the ball wide - almost a great move!
    • 10' GOAL!!!!! LAWRENCE PUTS IT AWAY! The midfielder steps up with a swagger and sends Conrad Logan the wrong way with a clinical finish, and Pompey have an early lead!
    • 9' PENALTY! Michael Morrison handles inside the box as the ball comes over from Lawrence's corner, and that was a pretty inexplicable misjudgment from the defender - a moment of madness!
    • - Portsmouth: Ashdown, Ward, Mokoena, Rocha, Dickinson, Lawrence, Mullins, Brown, Utaka, Nugent, Kitson. Subs: Flahavan, Ciftci, Sonko, Kanu
    • - Leicester: Logan, Neilson, Morrison, Miguel Vitor, Berner, Oakley, King, Abe, Waghorn, Howard, Dyer. Subs: Ikeme, Teixeira, Gallagher, Fryatt, Wellens, Moussa, Hobbs

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Ashdown
      • J. Ward
      • A. Mokoena Yellow Card
      • R. Rocha Yellow Card Substitution Out (82′)
      • C. Dickinson
      • H. Mullins Substitution Out (75′)
      • L. Lawrence Goals×2
      • M. Brown Goal
      • J. Utaka Yellow Card
      • D. Kitson Goals×2
      • D. Nugent Goal Substitution Out (78′)

      Subs

      • N. Kanu Substitution In78′
      • I. Sonko Substitution In82′
      • D. Flahavan
      • N. Ciftci Substitution In75′
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Logan
      • R. Neilson Yellow Card
      • M. Morrison Yellow Card
      • M. Vítor Red Card
      • B. Berner Yellow Card
      • A. King
      • M. Oakley Yellow Card
      • Y. Abe Substitution Out (36′)
      • M. Waghorn
      • L. Dyer Substitution Out (59′)
      • S. Howard Goal

      Subs

      • P. Gallagher
      • J. Hobbs Substitution In36′
      • C. Ikeme
      • F. Moussa
      • R. Wellens
      • M. Fryatt Substitution In59′
      • J. Moreno
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