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Portsmouth 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Ryan Tunnicliffe scored his first Portsmouth goal as Danny Cowley's side beat Shrewsbury 1-0 to make it three wins from three and climb to the top of League One.

Portsmouth took just 120 seconds to score what proved to be the winner. Marcus Harness set off on a mazy run before teeing-up Tunnicliffe to slot home from 10 yards.

Shrewsbury looked to hit back immediately and Dan Udoh's effort from the edge of the penalty area forced a good save from Gavin Bazunu before Tom Bloxham blazed over the rebound.

Clark Robertson headed wide from a corner and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild also had a 20-yard shot deflected behind as Pompey pressed for a second.

Hackett-Fairchild put another good chance wide in the 34th minute after latching onto a Harness back-heel.

Early in the second half, Bazunu made a good save low down to his left to push Luke Leahy's 20-yard shot away for a corner.

In the last minute of normal time, Bazunu made a stunning flying save to keep out Udoh's header from point-blank range and deny Shrewsbury a point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bazunu
  • 13Freeman
  • 20Raggett
  • 4RobertsonSubstituted forOgilvieat 45'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 8Tunnicliffe
  • 6Williams
  • 10HarnessSubstituted forAhadmeat 45'minutes
  • 18Hackett-Fairchild
  • 11CurtisBooked at 20mins
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ahadme
  • 16Ogilvie
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Hirst
  • 21Morrell
  • 24Jacobs
  • 35Bass

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Marosi
  • 22DanielsSubstituted forOgbetaat 85'minutes
  • 5Pennington
  • 6Pierre
  • 23Nurse
  • 18BloxhamSubstituted forPykeat 62'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 10VelaBooked at 54mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 9Cosgrove
  • 11Udoh

Substitutes

  • 13Burgoyne
  • 14Ogbeta
  • 15Pyke
  • 16Davis
  • 19Caton
  • 21Gregory
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
14,471

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Gassan Ahadme (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bennett (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ellis Harrison replaces John Marquis.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gassan Ahadme (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Rekeil Pyke (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Cosgrove (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nathanael Ogbeta replaces Joshua Daniels.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Vela.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

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

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