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Portsmouth 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

John Marquis scored his 14th goal of the season to help promotion-chasing Portsmouth to a 3-1 victory at home to 10-man MK Dons.

Andy Cannon and Marcus Harness were also on target as Pompey moved back into the League One play-off places.

The hosts got off to the perfect start when Cannon fired home his first goal for the club in the fourth minute after Dons defender Jordan Houghton had been caught in possession.

The visitors levelled in first-half added time - Rhys Healey was felled in the box by Ross McCrorie and Alex Gilbey was on hand to lash in the rebound after Alex Bass had saved his initial penalty.

Pompey were back in front four minutes after half-time as Marquis slotted in via the inside of the post from McCrorie's pullback.

Dons defender Carlton Morris was then shown a straight red card for hauling down Marquis when the Pompey scorer was through on goal.

Substitute Harness rounded goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to seal the points in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Bass
  • 15McCrorie
  • 6BurgessBooked at 52mins
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 4Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forMcGeehanat 77'minutes
  • 14CannonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forHarnessat 77'minutes
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forSeddonat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 8Pitman
  • 9Hawkins
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Harness
  • 24McGeehan
  • 42Seddon

MK Dons

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5PooleBooked at 89mins
  • 2Williams
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 68mins
  • 24HoughtonSubstituted forReevesat 83'minutes
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forNombeat 78'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forGladwinat 62'minutes
  • 10Healey
  • 23MorrisBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 7Reeves
  • 13Fisher
  • 17Gladwin
  • 25Brittain
  • 27Nombe
  • 29Kasumu
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
16,577

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Steve Seddon replaces Ronan Curtis.

  6. Post update

    Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 3, MK Dons 1. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Raggett with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Marquis.

  10. Booking

    Regan Poole (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Regan Poole (MK Dons).

  12. Post update

    Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Dismissal

    Carlton Morris (MK Dons) is shown the red card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Carlton Morris (MK Dons).

  18. Post update

    John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham33187859342561
2Coventry321613346301661
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland331610746271958
5Portsmouth32168848321656
6Peterborough331671065392655
7Fleetwood321510748361255
8Oxford Utd33159956342254
9Ipswich331410945321352
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Blackpool321011114140141
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Accrington33109144651-539
17Shrewsbury32911122839-1138
18MK Dons33106173545-1036
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3268183258-2626
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3158182564-3911
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