League One
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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Portsmouth

Graham Carey scored a superb free-kick to earn in-form Plymouth a draw at home to Portsmouth in League One.

After a goalless first half, Pompey took a 56th-minute lead through Ben Close.

Ronan Curtis sparked the match into life with a strike from the outside the box which goalkeeper Kyle Letheren palmed over at full-stretch with the ball heading into the top corner.

From the resulting corner Letheren had no chance as Close let fly with a low drive into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Plymouth drew level when play-maker Carey scored from a 20-yard free-kick with a measured strike.

That ignited the Argyle attack and Ruben Lameiras' shot was deflected around a post as the home side sought to press home their advantage.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Fox
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 11Lameiras
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 20Jones
  • 25Wootton
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 35Jephcott

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 73mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 33Close
  • 24Morris
  • 10Lowe
  • 26EvansBooked at 59mins
  • 11CurtisBooked at 78mins
  • 22BogleSubstituted forHawkinsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 9Hawkins
  • 19Solomon-Otabor
  • 30May
  • 32Vaughan
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
12,052

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 1.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamal Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Bryn Morris.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Booking

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

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Bryn Morris (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Omar Bogle because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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