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Portsmouth 3-2 Tranmere Rovers

Ryan Taylor
Taylor has scored six goals so far this season.

Ryan Taylor's late brace helped Portsmouth come back from 2-0 down to claim a dramatic three points over struggling Tranmere.

The visitors looked comfortable as strikes from Jennison Myrie-Williams and Kayode Odejayi put them ahead.

Substitute Craig Westcarr gave Pompey a glimmer of hope which proved to be the impetus to their impending fightback.

Taylor levelled from close range before pouncing to nod home Dan Butler's corner five minutes from time.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forBarchamat 56'minutes
  • 16Robinson
  • 3Whatmough
  • 18PassleySubstituted forWestcarrat 72'minutes
  • 21DunneBooked at 32mins
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forChaplinat 80'minutes
  • 34Butler
  • 8Wallace
  • 9Taylor
  • 14TubbsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 36Chaplin

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 32ThompsonSubstituted forMcGaheyat 70'minutes
  • 18Dugdale
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forRidehalghat 45'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 31Myrie-Williams
  • 4Power
  • 14LairdBooked at 35mins
  • 9Odejayi
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forIhiekweat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 26Brezovan
  • 28McGahey
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
13,660

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Tranmere Rovers 2. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Whatmough.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Rory Donnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Danny Hollands.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Tubbs.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Craig Westcarr replaces Josh Passley.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Harrison McGahey replaces Josh Thompson.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Passley (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton33197746291764
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Wimbledon32129114342145
11Northampton32135145142944
12Morecambe32128123432244
13Portsmouth321110113937243
14Exeter331110124348-543
15Accrington32134154151-1043
16Cambridge32108144644238
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere32810143441-734
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
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