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Portsmouth 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Jed Wallace scored a fantastic goal as Portsmouth knocked Plymouth Argyle out of the play-off places.

Wallace scored his 16th goal of the season by curling home from 20 yards less than a minute into the second half.

Ryan Taylor doubled the lead with a powerful header and Olly Lee volleyed in a consolation two minutes later.

Plymouth had captain Curtis Nelson sent off for a second booking in the final minute for tripping Wallace.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Plymouth

"We deserved the victory today.

"The second half performance was excellent. I'm really happy to get the three points.

"Today we've seen the game out and learned from Saturday, which is important. The supporters played their part."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 18Passley
  • 5Devera
  • 24Nosworthy
  • 34Butler
  • 21Dunne
  • 25Atangana
  • 8WallaceSubstituted forHollandsat 90'minutes
  • 14TubbsSubstituted forWestcarrat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Fogden
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 17Shorey
  • 20Westcarr
  • 27Cornell
  • 29Hollands
  • 33Close
  • 36Chaplin

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 16McHughSubstituted forLeeat 64'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 20Jones
  • 8BantonSubstituted forAlessandraat 61'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 17Reid
  • 27AnsahSubstituted forBruntat 77'minutes
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 7Alessandra
  • 21Lee
  • 28Brunt
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
16,581

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Hand ball by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Craig Westcarr replaces Matt Tubbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Jed Wallace.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt saved. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Wes Fogden.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Zak Ansah.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

Delay in match Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Olly Lee replaces Carl McHugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lewis Alessandra replaces Jason Banton.

Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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