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Portsmouth 0-0 Luton Town

Luton keeper Mark Tyler was the hero as he helped the managerless Hatters hold promotion hopefuls Portsmouth to their sixth goalless draw of the season.

The 38-year-old's point-blank saves to deny Gareth Evans and Marc McNulty were the pick of the bunch.

He also made another double save from Kyle Bennett and McNulty to earn his first clean sheet since 21 November.

Luton, under the caretaker charge of Andy Awford since the dismissal of John Still, only had one effort on target.

Luton caretaker boss Andy Awford told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm delighted with the spirit and character of the players. They deserved that point today and they deserved that clean sheet. I'm delighted for everybody.

"We've conceded too many goals of late, haven't we? That's no secret. We needed to shore things up. We've been trying to do that and still be an attacking threat. Today, I think we were.

"I don't know if I'll be in charge next game. I'll just report in tomorrow and get on with it until somebody tells me different. When the club's ready to appoint the manager, he'll come in.

"I haven't applied for the job and if the club want to talk to me about it, they know where I am."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 15Barton
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 29Hollands
  • 8DoyleBooked at 67mins
  • 26Evans
  • 10McNultySubstituted forMcGurkat 76'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 87'minutes
  • 13LaverySubstituted forRobertsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 11Roberts
  • 17Stockley
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Luton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'DonnellBooked at 80mins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 18OkuonghaeBooked at 70mins
  • 40Howells
  • 4Smith
  • 7LawlessBooked at 37minsSubstituted forLongat 78'minutes
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forMcGeehanat 62'minutes
  • 10Hall
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 68'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 20Long
  • 21Guttridge
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
17,668

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Luton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jake Howells.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  6. Post update

    Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Luton Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Kyle Bennett.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

  14. Post update

    Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hall (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

  19. Post update

    Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth24154536201649
2Northampton23144539281146
3Oxford Utd24129336191745
4Portsmouth241011341221941
5Wycombe23117532221040
6Bristol Rovers2412483425940
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington21106535241136
9Leyton Orient249963833536
10Cambridge2410683834436
11Mansfield2398631211035
12Wimbledon248973130133
13Crawley2494113241-931
14Luton2486103836230
15Notts County238693540-530
16Exeter238693035-530
17Morecambe2284104041-128
18Barnet2484123541-628
19Stevenage2468103243-1126
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2337132646-2016
23Dag & Red2437142444-2016
24Yeovil2428142238-1614
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