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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:

"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:

''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

Formation 3-5-2

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

Substitutes

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

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by James Dunne.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Paul Hayes.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Craig Westcarr.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Wynter (Portsmouth).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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