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Portsmouth 0-0 Burton Albion

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:

Richie Barker

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Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"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:

Gary Rowett

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 5Devera
  • 17Shorey
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 3N'GalaBooked at 63mins
  • 26ChorleySubstituted forBradleyat 45'minutes
  • 8PadovaniBooked at 84mins
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forWallaceat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 20TaylorSubstituted forJervisat 70'minutes
  • 23Agyemang
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 28Drennan
  • 31Racon
  • 32Jervis
  • 35Wallace

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 21Holness
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 7Bell
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forMcGurkat 64'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forGrayat 80'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 64'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 26Gray
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
12,780

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.
Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
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.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Booking

Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).
Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Billy Kee.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.

Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield36171272363
2Scunthorpe36151741962
3Rochdale35187101661
4Burton3616128560
5Fleetwood36177121058
6Oxford Utd36141481456
7Southend36131211851
8Plymouth3514912251
9York36121311449
10Hartlepool36121014046
11Morecambe35121013-746
12Dag & Red35111212-145
13Newport34111112-344
14Cheltenham35101411-644
15Wimbledon36111015-643
16Bristol Rovers35101213-242
17Portsmouth3691512-1142
18Mansfield36101214-1342
19Bury3491411041
20Wycombe35101114-441
21Accrington35101114-641
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3591016-1537
24Torquay358918-2033
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