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Portsmouth 3-3 Coventry City

Michael Rose scored a last-gasp equaliser as nine-man Coventry staged an incredible comeback to draw 3-3 at Fratton Park.

Coventry took the lead after only three minutes when Jordy Hiwula fired into the roof of the net after the visitors had broken swiftly from defending a corner.

Portsmouth hit back through Ronan Curtis' header just seven minutes later before John Marquis rounded off a fine team move to make it 2-1 two minutes before half time.

Gareth Evans cashed in on a mistake by Coventry defender Kyle McFadzean to add to Pompey's advantage in the 56th minute before Fankaty Dabo was shown a second yellow card for handball.

Matt Gooden's penalty 15 minutes from time after Ben Close had fouled Liam Kelly reduced the deficit.

The visitors' comeback hopes looked dashed when substitute Gervane Kastaneer was sent off after picking up two yellow cards within 11 minutes off coming on.

But Rose turned in a long throw from 10 yards four minutes from time to claim the most unlikely of points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 15McCrorie
  • 20RaggettSubstituted forPitmanat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Downing
  • 3BrownSubstituted forHaunstrupat 32'minutes
  • 33Close
  • 4NaylorBooked at 85mins
  • 26EvansSubstituted forBurgessat 84'minutes
  • 19Harness
  • 10MarquisBooked at 88mins
  • 11Curtis

Substitutes

  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 13Bolton
  • 14Cannon
  • 22Harrison
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23DaboBooked at 59mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 38mins
  • 4Rose
  • 3Mason
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forMcCallumat 64'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 26Shipley
  • 10JobelloSubstituted forKastaneerat 67'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 24Godden
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forBakayokoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Wilson
  • 15Hyam
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 31McCallum
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 38Eccles
  • 41Bapaga
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
18,748

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Coventry City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Coventry City 3.

Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Harness with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ben Close (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Harness.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Sean Raggett.

Attempt missed. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Close.

Booking

John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Coventry City 3. Michael Rose (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

Brandon Mason (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Christian Burgess replaces Gareth Evans.

Offside, Coventry City. Sam McCallum tries a through ball, but Michael Rose is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Downing (Portsmouth).

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gareth Evans with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brandon Mason.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) for a bad foul.

Paul Downing (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Coventry City 2. Matt Godden (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Ben Close (Portsmouth) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Coventry City. Liam Kelly draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sam McCallum.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Booking

Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Mason (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gervane Kastaneer replaces Wesley Jobello.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Blackpool431094510
2Lincoln City43019279
3Coventry42206338
4Wycombe42206338
5Ipswich42206428
6Sunderland42206428
7Fleetwood42118627
8Shrewsbury42114317
9Burton42026516
10MK Dons32015416
11Rotherham32013306
12Doncaster31205415
13Rochdale41215505
14Portsmouth41126604
15Peterborough411256-14
16Oxford Utd411257-24
17Bristol Rovers411224-24
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham302145-12
20Wimbledon401347-31
21Accrington301236-31
22Southend4004110-90
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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