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Carlisle United 2-2 Portsmouth

Charlie Wyke rescued a point for League Two strugglers Carlisle with an injury-time equaliser against Portsmouth.

Kyle Dempsey put Carlisle ahead from 20 yards inside two minutes, but a 25-yard shot from Jed Wallace and Matt Tubbs's tap-in gave Pompey a half-time lead.

The visitors looked to have taken all the three points until Wyke slid the ball past Paul Jones in added time.

The draw keeps the Cumbrians three points above the relegation zone with six matches left to play.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"We thoroughly deserved to win. You don't always get what you deserve in life and we didn't today.

"After going behind early we've put in a very good performance; we should have won the game.

"I'm disappointed that the referee chose to play in excess of five minutes when the added time that was agreed was four."

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Hanford
  • 36Atkinson
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 2Grainger
  • 18Brough
  • 16Potts
  • 4Kennedy
  • 22DempseySubstituted forDickerat 78'minutes
  • 35CorrySubstituted forPaynterat 64'minutes
  • 26Wyke
  • 21RiggSubstituted forAsamoahat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 10Dicker
  • 17Beck
  • 25Asamoah
  • 31Young

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 18Passley
  • 5Devera
  • 6ChorleySubstituted forNosworthyat 45'minutesSubstituted forWebsterat 54'minutes
  • 34Butler
  • 8J Wallace
  • 21Dunne
  • 25Atangana
  • 19Fogden
  • 9Taylor
  • 14TubbsSubstituted forHollandsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 20Westcarr
  • 24Nosworthy
  • 27Cornell
  • 29Hollands
  • 33Close
  • 36Chaplin
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
5,230

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 2, Portsmouth 2. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Kennedy.

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Dan Butler (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Wes Fogden.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Matt Tubbs.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Gary Dicker replaces Kyle Dempsey.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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