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Portsmouth 0-0 Oxford United

Ryan Clarke's goalkeeping heroics earned Oxford manager Michael Appleton a draw on his return to Portsmouth.

Pompey created more than enough chances to seal a fourth successive League Two victory but Clarke defied them with a string of saves.

Most spectacularly, he denied Jed Wallace with a dazzling fingertip stop and Matt Tubbs in the first half.

Oxford rarely threatened, their best effort coming when Danny Hylton's long-range effort was saved by Paul Jones.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Oxford

"That's unbeaten in seven now - the longer we stay unbeaten the quicker we'll rise up the table.

"They played very well, Oxford. It was a good game, it's probably as good a 0-0 as you'll see.

"Oxford made it very difficult for us, credit to them for that."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 6Chorley
  • 16Robinson
  • 18PassleySubstituted forBarchamat 75'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 25Atangana
  • 34Butler
  • 8Wallace
  • 9TaylorBooked at 48mins
  • 14TubbsSubstituted forWestcarrat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 19Fogden
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 36Chaplin

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 72mins
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 46mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forRoofeat 70'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 9Hoban

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 18Ashdown
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Long
  • 29Roofe
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
16,355

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Oxford United 0.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John Mullins.

Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Craig Westcarr replaces Matt Tubbs.

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Josh Passley.

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Booking

George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kemar Roofe replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Collins.

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

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Booking

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Oxford United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Oxford United 0.

Josh Passley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34197846301664
2Shrewsbury33187847242361
3Wycombe331612547291860
4Luton331610741271458
5Southend3316983830857
6Bury331671045351055
7Newport33158104038253
8Plymouth331571140251552
9Stevenage33147124843549
10Northampton331451453431047
11Wimbledon33129124343045
12Portsmouth331111113937244
13Morecambe33128133434044
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington33134164153-1243
16Cambridge33118144844441
17Oxford Utd33911133640-438
18Mansfield33108152842-1438
19Dag & Red33107163746-937
20Tranmere33810153443-934
21Cheltenham33810153048-1834
22York33615123140-933
23Carlisle33103204058-1833
24Hartlepool3376202554-2927
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