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Portsmouth 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Johnny Ertl
Johnny Ertl scored his third ever goal for Portsmouth

Portsmouth defender Johnny Ertl scored his first goal since last September to give his side a point against Wycombe.

The Chairboys came close to taking the lead in the first half when Paul Robinson was forced to clear a Peter Murphy shot off the line.

Gareth Ainsworth's side went in front on 50 minutes when Sam Wood deflected a Murphy shot past Paul Jones.

Pompey's James Dunne hit the bar before Ertl volleyed Dan Butler's corner home for a 70th-minute equaliser.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Wycombe

"We had a couple of chances there to get back into it and we have taken one. Unfortunately we couldn't find that second goal or that second chance when we had momentum in the second half.

"But the character pleased me. We went behind against Southend and I said I didn't think we looked great, but today was better, we had more of a reaction and managed to find that goal.

"It was a great finish from Johnny. He has performed well at centre-half to start with. then went forward for the last 25 minutes of the game as we are chasing it and he has popped up with a goal. He is an unlikely scorer for us and I'm delighted for him as he is such a top pro.

"We didn't defend the free-kick very well. We did look a threat after they scored. The character was there and overall I think a draw was a fair result."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Portsmouth v Wycombe

''I'm pleased with a point and the lads were gutted they didn't get three. I thought we dominated the first half, right up until we scored.

''We were unlucky to lose a goal to a set-piece. To come to Fratton Park in front of that huge, huge crowd to take away a point, I think, is a huge result.''

''The lads are together, it's a young young group and we're still learning. There's plenty to come, we're growing as a team.''

''We'll keep working hard and keep putting points on the board. I'm going home a happy manager.''

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 3WhatmoughBooked at 37minsSubstituted forErtlat 45'minutes
  • 34Butler
  • 5Devera
  • 16RobinsonBooked at 75mins
  • 8Wallace
  • 29Hollands
  • 21DunneBooked at 77mins
  • 15Wynter
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forBarchamat 85'minutes
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forStoreyat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 14Storey
  • 17Shorey
  • 22Poke
  • 33Close

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 26Mawson
  • 6PierreBooked at 71mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 15Murphy
  • 11Wood
  • 18Rowe
  • 4ScowenBooked at 81mins
  • 9HayesBooked at 88minsSubstituted forKretzschmarat 88'minutes
  • 19McClureSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cowan-Hall
  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker
  • 25Amadi-Holloway
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
16,171

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by James Dunne.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Paul Hayes.

Booking

Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Craig Westcarr.

Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Wynter (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Matt McClure.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Attempt blocked. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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