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Portsmouth 2-1 Macclesfield Town

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FA Cup: Portsmouth 2-1 Macclesfield highlights

Two goals from Adam McGurk secured victory for Portsmouth against National League side Macclesfield Town.

McGurk opened the scoring early on before Pompey keeper Brian Murphy gifted Macclesfield's Kristian Dennis an equaliser soon after.

Portsmouth regained the lead just before half-time when McGurk capitalised from a rebound in the area.

The victory was Pompey's first in the FA Cup since beating Tottenham in a 2010 semi-final at Wembley.

Portsmouth boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Pompey boss Cook snaps at BBC reporter

"We never played well today. We huffed and puffed. It's everything that I don't like about the game; continually giving the ball away, looking like we had no thought process, and that's what happens sometimes when negativity creeps into a club or a team.

"This season we've had smashing games with Derby and Reading, we're now through in the FA Cup, we're third in the league and I don't understand where some of it comes from. My job is to route it out.

"We weren't at it today - and you've seen in last night's cup tie (Salford v Notts County) what happens when you're not at it - and that's why teams will always continually have what people will call 'cup shocks', but the reality is they're not really shocks and we should expect them."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Doyle
  • 26Evans
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forBocoat 90'minutes
  • 23BennettBooked at 41minsSubstituted forNaismithat 68'minutes
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forMcNultyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Boco
  • 10McNulty
  • 14Naismith
  • 18Tollitt
  • 20Clarke
  • 25Atangana
  • 35Bass

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2Halls
  • 5PilkingtonSubstituted forByrneat 45'minutes
  • 15Diagne
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forSampsonat 74'minutes
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forLewisat 75'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 14Dennis
  • 11Rowe

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 4Byrne
  • 8Lewis
  • 10Sampson
  • 12Cowan
  • 17Meikle
  • 24Churchman
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
9,834

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Romuald Boco replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neill Byrne (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Danny Whitehead.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson replaces Paul Turnbull.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Kyle Bennett.

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Conor Chaplin.

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neill Byrne.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town).

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Neill Byrne replaces George Pilkington.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

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