Portsmouth were held to a third straight goalless draw as Burton missed the chance to move into the automatic promotion places.

The visitors nearly took the lead as Jimmy Phillips cut inside and unleashed a low shot which Pompey keeper Trevor Carson gathered at the second attempt.

Billy Kee had Burton's best chance but fired his shot high and wide of goal.

Patrick Agyemang hit the post after he found some space in the Burton box but both sides lacked a clinical edge.

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"We should have won the game. The longer the game went on we never looked like losing it, but yet again there was a lack of responsibility in the final third.

"Scoring goals is the hardest job in football, it wins games and at the moment we haven't got enough people who want to do that.

"I look and I think 'who really wants to be the one that scores a goal?'. Who wants to go and score the goal and be the hero in front of the fans at home and score the winning goal?"

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's hard to come to a place like this with an excellent crowd where the results have picked up at home recently, but I thought we had by far the best of the first half. I felt as though we controlled the first half.

"Maybe that was the players feeling the long journey in their legs, because Billy [Kee] had two excellent chances where he couldn't quite move his feet quickly enough where you'd normally have put your house on him scoring them.

"Their team selection was interesting because he went quite big up front. We knew we were going to have to stop balls coming in the box because their set-pieces were going to be difficult for us to defend, and I felt as though we did that really well."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 05 Devera
  • 17 Shorey
  • 29 Diagouraga
  • 03 N'Gala Booked
  • 26 Chorley (Bradley - 45' )
  • 08 Padovani Booked
  • 19 Fogden (Wallace - 80' Booked )
  • 20 Taylor (Jervis - 70' )
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 14 Painter
  • 28 Drennan
  • 31 Racon
  • 32 Jervis
  • 35 Wallace

Burton Albion

  • 01 Lainton
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory
  • 08 Weir
  • 21 Holness
  • 25 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19 Ismail
  • 07 Bell
  • 18 Knowles (McGurk - 64' )
  • 29 Kee (Gray - 80' )
  • 17 Phillips (MacDonald - 64' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hussey
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 16 Lyness
  • 20 McGurk
  • 23 Palmer
  • 26 Gray
  • 28 Symes
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 12,780

Match Stats

Shots

3 14

On target

1 9

Corners

7 4

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

90:00 +2:06

Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:17

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

87:49 Booking

Booking Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

87:45

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

87:45

Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:22

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

85:51

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Devera.

83:34 Booking

Booking Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

83:29

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

83:29

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:37

Attempt saved. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:12

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

82:12

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:16

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:16

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Billy Kee.

79:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.

78:12 Booking

Booking Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

73:15

Hand ball by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

70:36

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

70:36

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jake Jervis replaces Ryan Taylor.

66:30

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Devera.

66:16

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:40

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Dominic Knowles.

63:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jimmy Phillips.

62:51 Booking

Booking Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

62:45

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

62:45

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:32

Attempt saved. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:36

Attempt missed. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:17

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

59:22

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:22

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

58:07

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:07

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

53:47

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

53:47

Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:08

Attempt saved. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:19

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

48:46

Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:46

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

47:02

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:28

Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:28

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Sonny Bradley replaces Ben Chorley.

45:00 +0:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

42:23

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

42:23

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:33

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Bell.

41:04

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

40:13

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dominic Knowles.

39:29

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

36:21

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:21

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

33:27

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

33:27

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:27

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

32:27

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:40

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

30:39

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

29:07

Attempt saved. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:47

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

26:47

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:01

Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:04

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

16:39

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Wes Fogden.

12:11

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

9:20

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Bell.

8:50

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:28

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

4:28

Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:49

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:49

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

2:48

Hand ball by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

0:22

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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