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Portsmouth 2-1 Ipswich Town

Marcus Harness was the match-winner as Portsmouth came from behind to beat League One play-off rivals Ipswich 2-1 in Danny Cowley's first match as manager.

Harness claimed a crucial victory for Cowley 18 minutes from time after captain Tom Naylor had cancelled out James Norwood's opener.

Portsmouth's Craig MacGillivray was the first goalkeeper to be called into action when he saved Alan Judge's 20-yard free-kick in the 18th minute.

MacGillivray was powerless to stop Norwood firing Ipswich in front 13 minutes before half-time after racing on to Gwion Edwards' sumptuous through-ball.

Pompey hit back nine minutes later when Naylor rose unchallenged to head in a Ronan Curtis corner.

Ryan Williams could have put the home team ahead early in the second half after being put through by Harness but failed to hit the target.

Curtis was the provider again for what proved to be the winning goal when his cross was met by Harness who, after having his initial shot blocked, smashed in the rebound.

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Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 6WhatmoughBooked at 18mins
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 19Harness
  • 4Naylor
  • 14CannonBooked at 56minsSubstituted forCloseat 58'minutes
  • 11CurtisBooked at 52mins
  • 7Williams
  • 26Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forJacobsat 72'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 8Close
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 16Byers
  • 21Daniels
  • 22Ward
  • 24Jacobs
  • 37Mnoga

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 4ChambersBooked at 66mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5WilsonSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 79'minutes
  • 3Ward
  • 15BishopBooked at 71minsSubstituted forParrottat 89'minutes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 66mins
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forJacksonat 79'minutes
  • 17BennettsSubstituted forDobraat 59'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2McGuinness
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 24Vincent-Young
  • 28Cornell
  • 36Dobra
  • 40Parrott
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Bolton (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Raggett with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Troy Parrott replaces Teddy Bishop.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Booking

    Michael Jacobs (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kane Vincent-Young replaces James Wilson.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Alan Judge.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Portsmouth. Marcus Harness tries a through ball, but Ronan Curtis is caught offside.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Jacobs replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

  16. Booking

    Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by James Bolton.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Dozzell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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