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Portsmouth 1-0 Ipswich Town

Ronan Curtis was the match-winner as Portsmouth gave their League One promotion hopes a boost with a narrow 1-0 victory over high-flying 10-man Ipswich.

The home side dominated the possession and had the greater chances but had to settle for Curtis' excellent strike five minutes after the break.

Curtis received the ball on the halfway line and drove at the back-tracking Ipswich defence, who allowed the Republic of Ireland international to cut inside on to his right foot and unleash an unstoppable shot that went in off the crossbar.

Pompey had the better of the first-half chances but their best work came in the second 45 minutes, while Paul Lambert's side did not get going until they fell behind.

It was a physical match that saw Ellis Harrison booked after just 16 seconds and Luke Chambers sent off with three minutes remaining for his second yellow card of the afternoon.

Chambers earned his first booking for a bad foul after 56 minutes and received his marching orders when he brought down Harrison to put any hopes of a Town comeback to bed.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 15McCrorieSubstituted forBoltonat 42'minutes
  • 6BurgessBooked at 32mins
  • 20Raggett
  • 2Walkes
  • 4Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 7WilliamsBooked at 83mins
  • 14CannonSubstituted forEvansat 59'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 22HarrisonBooked at 1mins

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 8Pitman
  • 10Marquis
  • 13Bolton
  • 19Harness
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 22NsialaBooked at 7minsSubstituted forJudgeat 38'minutes
  • 28WoolfendenBooked at 88mins
  • 4ChambersBooked at 88mins
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forDonacienat 60'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11NolanBooked at 62mins
  • 21Downes
  • 29Garbutt
  • 48Keane
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 2Donacien
  • 5Wilson
  • 9Jackson
  • 18Judge
  • 23Dozzell
  • 44Huws
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
18,801

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Booking

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Ipswich Town).

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Booking

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Offside, Ipswich Town. James Norwood tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Will Norris.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by James Bolton.

Attempt blocked. Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Portsmouth. Tom Naylor tries a through ball, but Ellis Harrison is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ellis Harrison with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig MacGillivray.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Gwion Edwards.

Booking

Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Janoi Donacien replaces Cole Skuse.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21127230151543
2Peterborough21106543251836
3Ipswich20106429161336
4Bristol Rovers2010552925435
5Coventry2181032623334
6Oxford Utd2096538201833
7Blackpool218943024633
8Rotherham2195734231132
9Fleetwood199463326731
10Portsmouth208753024631
11Shrewsbury208751920-131
12Gillingham217772623328
13Sunderland197662521427
14Burton207672423127
15Doncaster186752721625
16Lincoln City2073102123-224
17Accrington215883031-123
18Rochdale2164112336-1322
19Wimbledon2155112532-720
20Tranmere2055102334-1120
21MK Dons2152141833-1517
22Southend2214172462-387
23Bolton184591441-275
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