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Portsmouth 4-1 Oxford United

Jamal Lowe scored twice as Portsmouth thrashed Oxford 4-1 at Fratton Park to make it three wins from three in League One.

Gareth Evans should have given Pompey a 25th-minute lead when the home side were awarded a penalty, but he saw his effort saved by Jonathan Mitchell.

Evans made amends for that miss when he beat Mitchell to open the scoring in the 48th minute after a number of wasted opportunities.

Pompey were gifted their second of the game through an own goal when Lowe's cross was deflected in by Rob Dickie.

Lowe then got on the scoresheet himself in the 65th minute after he made the most of a goalmouth scramble to flick his shot over the head of the Oxford goalkeeper.

Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough gave his side a late scare when he sliced Tony McMahon's cross into his own net to make it 3-1.

However, Lowe wrapped things up in stoppage time with the best goal of the game, the forward curling his shot in from 25 yards out as rock-bottom Oxford were left still searching for their first point of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2Walkes
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7NaylorBooked at 53mins
  • 26Evans
  • 32ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10Lowe
  • 9Hawkins
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forWheelerat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 19Chaplin
  • 22Wheeler
  • 33Close
  • 38Haunstrup

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 41Mitchell
  • 29McMahon
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forRuffelsat 62'minutes
  • 6HansonBooked at 25mins
  • 26BaptisteBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHenryat 61'minutes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 29mins
  • 19Mackie
  • 9SmithSubstituted forObikaat 61'minutes
  • 10Browne

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Mousinho
  • 16Whyte
  • 17Henry
  • 20Obika
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
18,093

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Oxford United 1.

  3. Booking

    Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Thompson (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Tony McMahon (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Wheeler (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

  9. Post update

    Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 4, Oxford United 1. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

    Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Goal!

    Own Goal by Jack Whatmough, Portsmouth. Portsmouth 3, Oxford United 1.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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