The FA Cup - Third Round
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Ipswich Town 2-2 Portsmouth

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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."

Line-ups

Ipswich

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

Substitutes

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

Portsmouth

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

Substitutes

  • 5Boco
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 26Evans
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
17,020

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Portsmouth 2.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Adam Barton (Portsmouth).

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.

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.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

Substitution

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

Delay in match (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Gary Roberts.

Foul by Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Luke Varney.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam May replaces Ben Close.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Adam Barton.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tommy Smith replaces Paul Digby.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Piotr Malarczyk.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ryan Fraser replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Portsmouth 1. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Portsmouth 0. Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Booking

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Luke Varney (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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