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Cambridge United 0-1 Portsmouth

Portsmouth survived half-an-hour with 10-men as they came away from Cambridge with a narrow win.

Conor Chaplin headed the visitors into the lead after 24 minutes, meeting Christian Burgess' long diagonal ball with an effort that looped beyond Will Norris and into the far corner.

Cambridge saw strong appeals for a penalty turned down moments later as Burgess tangled with Uche Ikpeazu, before Kyle Bennett forced Norris into a sprawling save from the edge of the box.

Just before the hour Cambridge substitute Ben Williamson missed a great chance to equalise, firing wide from close range after Portsmouth had failed to clear their lines, before the visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 61st minute.

Amine Linganzi was shown a straight red card for going in dangerously on U's sub Conor Newton in the centre circle.

Cambridge looked to capitalise on their numerical advantage and saw a shot deflected over from James Dunne, who also blazed well over 15 minutes from the end as Portsmouth held on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28HallidayBooked at 80minsSubstituted forPigottat 83'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forNewtonat 58'minutes
  • 4DunneBooked at 25mins
  • 11Dunk
  • 17McGurkSubstituted forWilliamsonat 33'minutes
  • 26IkpeazuBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 15Long
  • 19Gosling
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 8DoyleBooked at 77mins
  • 24LinganziBooked at 61mins
  • 7Baker
  • 11RobertsBooked at 90minsSubstituted forDaviesat 90+2'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forRoseat 62'minutes
  • 19ChaplinBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHuntat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 4Rose
  • 9Smith
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 20Hunt
  • 21Buxton
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,397

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Portsmouth 1.

Booking

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Tom Davies replaces Gary Roberts.

Booking

Noel Hunt (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Noel Hunt (Portsmouth).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Joe Pigott replaces Brad Halliday.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Carl Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Noel Hunt replaces Conor Chaplin.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Rose replaces Kyle Bennett.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Amine Linganzi (Portsmouth) is shown the red card.

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Max Clark.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15112226131335
2Carlisle1587027151231
3Doncaster158343022827
4Luton156632415924
5Portsmouth157352316724
6Notts County156452221122
7Crewe155731918122
8Grimsby156361818021
9Accrington155551920-120
10Crawley155551619-320
11Yeovil156271419-520
12Morecambe156272029-920
13Mansfield154741515019
14Barnet154742023-319
15Blackpool154652319418
16Cheltenham153841819-117
17Stevenage145272022-217
18Colchester154561921-217
19Exeter155191619-316
20Hartlepool153752328-516
21Wycombe154471621-516
22Cambridge154471319-616
23Leyton Orient154381620-415
24Newport142571622-611
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