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Ipswich Town 2-2 Portsmouth

FA Cup: Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth highlights

League Two side Portsmouth forced an FA Cup third round replay against Championship side Ipswich Town as they drew at Portman Road.

Ipswich went ahead after the break when Tommy Oar scored on the rebound after Brett Pitman's effort was saved.

The visitors responded immediately as Kyle Bennett latched onto a fine Marc McNulty cross to fire home.

Conor Chaplin looked to have stolen a Pompey win late on, but Ryan Fraser quickly levelled to set up a replay.

Ipswich went into the tie having failed to win any of their eight previous games in the competition, but were given a boost when Oar gave the Tractor Boys the lead.

However, Bennett levelled straight away and Portsmouth, who lie 46 places below Ipswich in the Football League, took the lead late on from Chaplin's cool finish.

The 2008 Cup winners looked set for round four, but Fraser lofted a deep free-kick into the area which deceived the Portsmouth back line and flew into the net to save Ipswich's blushes.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy: "I think they [Portsmouth] probably deserved to win - I thought they were excellent. I was relieved to go in at half-time 0-0 though I did think we were better in the second half.

"It was disappointing to concede almost straight after scoring but it was testimony to my players that we kept going and didn't get beat.

"We were below par but they are one of the better League Two teams and they have a lot of quality."

Portsmouth assistant manager Leam Richardson: "Of course, the result will always be the first and foremost but I thought we gave a very good account of ourselves. There will always be a tinge of disappointment when you go into the final few minutes leading, but it is still a positive result.

"Ipswich are doing very well in their league and they have an excellent manager with some excellent players.

"Like with them, the league is our bread and butter, but we will look forward to a replay, our fans will look forward to a great match at Fratton Park, and it will be good for the club financially."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 37DigbySubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forFraserat 58'minutes
  • 8SkuseBooked at 45mins
  • 19Hyam
  • 15Oar
  • 42VarneySubstituted forSearsat 74'minutes
  • 11Pitman


  • 1Gerken
  • 5Smith
  • 14Fraser
  • 17Bru
  • 18Tabb
  • 20Sears
  • 30Kenlock


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 15BartonBooked at 90mins
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forHaunstrupat 81'minutes
  • 33CloseSubstituted forMayat 74'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forChaplinat 78'minutes
  • 10McNulty
  • 23Bennett
  • 7McGurk


  • 5Boco
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 26Evans
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

  4. Booking

    Adam Barton (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Barton (Portsmouth).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Portsmouth 2. Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Portsmouth 2. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Bennett.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Brandon Haunstrup replaces Danny Hollands because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match (Ipswich Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Gary Roberts.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Luke Varney.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam May replaces Ben Close.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Adam Barton.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.