Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson scored two goals each as Portsmouth hammered fellow strugglers Leicester.
Lawrence's first was a penalty after a Michael Morrison handball, and his second was a deflected free-kick after a foul which saw Miguel Vitor sent off.
David Nugent netted from a tight angle for 3-0 and then unselfishly set up Kitson to chip in the fourth.
Steve Howard netted a consolation goal before Kitson bagged his second and at the death Michael Brown made it 6-1.
Having won at Fratton Park on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup, Leicester's players stayed on the south coast rather than make unnecessary journeys.
But from the outset a repeat of that win looked unlikely, and with just 10 minutes gone Portsmouth were in front.
From Lawrence's own corner, Morrison stuck out an arm to very obviously prevent the ball getting to Kitson, and Lawrence stuck the resulting penalty to the left of goalkeeper Conrad Logan.
Leicester responded brightly, with Lloyd Dyer's pace on the left a major threat.
Having already provided a good chance for Andy King, who shot wide, Dyer then produced a delightful piece of control to set up King to sweep the ball into the net, only to be denied by an offside flag.
But any hopes Leicester had of getting back into the game went up in smoke when Vitor saw red for rugby-tackling Nugent on the edge of the box, despite there being two other defenders close at hand.
Hayden Mullins laid the free-kick off to Nugent, and his shot took a huge deflection off the arm of Bruno Berner and into the roof of the net.
With the hour mark approaching, Portsmouth's grip on the game went from tight to vice-like.
First, Logan made a superb double save from Kitson and Nugent, before the ex-Preston striker turned the ball in from a tight angle.
And straight from the kick-off, Nugent pressurised the Leicester defence, won possession and showed great vision to lay the ball off to Kitson, who chipped in Portsmouth's fourth goal.
Howard took the gloss off Portsmouth's evening when he poached a goal for Leicester by poking home in a crowded penalty area, but Portsmouth's four goal advantage was soon restored.
Kitson bagged his second from close range after Leicester failed to clear a corner properly.
That goal looked to have sealed the win which lifted Portsmouth out of the bottom three, but there was more to come.
Right on 90 minutes, midfielder Brown showed neat footwork and persistence to turn the ball home from the tightest of angles to round off a resounding win for the home side.
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Friday, 24 September 2010
Lawrence (pen) 10
33 Rocha yellow card (Sonko 82)
04 Mokoena yellow card
08 Mullins (Ciftci 75)
17 Utaka yellow card
10 Nugent (Kanu 78)
02 Neilson yellow card
04 Morrison yellow card
05 Miguel Vitor red card
15 Berner yellow card
08 Oakley yellow card
11 Dyer (Fryatt 59)
22 Abi (Hobbs 36)
Ref: HillAtt: 13,751
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:57 The referee signals the end of the game.
90:00+4:02 Aaron Mokoena concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Martyn Waghorn fires a strike on goal direct from the free
90:00+3:01 Michael Brown has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
90:00+2:39 Liam Lawrence decides to take a short corner.
90:00+2:29 Shot from 20 yards by Liam Lawrence. Save made by Conrad Logan.
90:00+0:04 GOAL - Michael Brown:Portsmouth 6 - 1 Leicester A goal is scored by Michael Brown from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 6-1 Leicester.
88:56 Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
88:56 Booking Robbie Neilson booked for unsporting behaviour.
88:51 Robbie Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka.
85:15 Handball decision goes against Matt Oakley. Michael Brown takes the free kick.
83:48 The offside flag is raised against John Utaka. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.
82:06 GOAL - Dave Kitson:Portsmouth 5 - 1 Leicester Dave Kitson fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 5-1 Leicester.
81:42 John Utaka decides to take the corner short.
80:49 Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
80:49 Substitution Ibrahima Sonko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ricardo Rocha.
80:49 Booking Bruno Berner receives a yellow card.
80:40 Bruno Berner concedes a free kick for a foul on Nwankwo Kanu.
79:09 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence played to the near post, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
78:35 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, Shot by Nadir Ciftci. Blocked by Bruno Berner.
78:25 Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
77:29 Substitution Nwankwo Kanu is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.
77:08 The referee blows for offside against John Utaka. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
74:42 Substitution Nadir Ciftci replaces Hayden Mullins.
74:25 Robbie Neilson sends in a cross, Steve Howard produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
73:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hobbs by Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
72:15 The ball is sent over by Matt Fryatt, save by Jamie Ashdown.
70:47 Assist on the goal came from Robbie Neilson.
70:47 GOAL - Steve Howard:Portsmouth 4 - 1 Leicester Steve Howard fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 4-1 Leicester.
68:41 Foul by Martyn Waghorn on Carl Dickinson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
67:16 Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
67:16 Booking Booking for John Utaka for unsporting behaviour.
67:10 John Utaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Neilson.
65:05 Matt Oakley challenges Michael Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.
64:08 Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn.
63:54 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.
61:25 Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn, Jack Hobbs has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
61:04 Unfair challenge on Conrad Logan by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
58:51 Assist by David Nugent.
58:51 GOAL - Dave Kitson:Portsmouth 4 - 0 Leicester A goal is scored by Dave Kitson from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 4-0 Leicester.
58:42 Substitution Matt Fryatt comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.
57:49 GOAL - David Nugent:Portsmouth 3 - 0 Leicester David Nugent scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 3-0 Leicester.
57:38 David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
57:25 Drilled left-footed shot by Dave Kitson. Save made by Conrad Logan.
55:59 Carl Dickinson takes a shot.
55:12 Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard. Steve Howard restarts play with the free kick.
54:01 Matt Oakley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
52:12 Martyn Waghorn takes the free kick.
52:12 Booking The referee books Aaron Mokoena for unsporting behaviour.
52:05 Steve Howard fouled by Aaron Mokoena, the ref awards a free kick.
51:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Robbie Neilson. Carl Dickinson takes the direct free kick.
49:36 Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Robbie Neilson results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
48:30 Aaron Mokoena gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
48:25 A cross is delivered by Joel Ward, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.
45:44 Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Aaron Mokoena results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Oakley.
45:01 The referee starts the second half.
45:00+3:11 The first half comes to an end.
45:00+0:28 Foul by Dave Kitson on Bruno Berner, free kick awarded. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
43:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Steve Howard. Martyn Waghorn has an effort direct from the free kick.
42:29 Bruno Berner challenges Liam Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, Headed effort from
deep inside the penalty area by Dave Kitson misses to the left of the goal.
41:34 Corner from the left by-line taken by Martyn Waghorn, comfortable save by Jamie Ashdown.
40:08 Foul by Joel Ward on Martyn Waghorn, free kick awarded. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
39:06 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn from the left by-line.
38:08 David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Morrison. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick.
35:32 Substitution Jack Hobbs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yuki Abe.
35:16 David Nugent crosses the ball, John Utaka has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
33:49 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steve Howard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
33:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn by Dave Kitson. Robbie Neilson restarts play with the free kick.
32:10 Assist by Hayden Mullins.
32:10 GOAL - Liam Lawrence:Portsmouth 2 - 0 Leicester Goal scored by Liam Lawrence from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 2-0 Leicester.
30:12 Hayden Mullins takes the direct free kick.
30:12 Sent off Angelo Miguel Vitor dismissed for professional foul.
30:01 David Nugent fouled by Angelo Miguel Vitor, the ref awards a free kick.
28:24 Angelo Miguel Vitor takes the direct free kick.
28:24 Booking Ricardo Rocha booked for unsporting behaviour.
28:17 Ricardo Rocha concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Dyer.
27:45 Corner taken short by Liam Lawrence.
27:36 The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence.
26:53 Effort from a long way out by Martyn Waghorn goes wide right of the target.
25:34 Liam Lawrence delivers the ball, Conrad Logan makes a clearance.
24:28 Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Aaron Mokoena results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matt Oakley.
23:56 Shot from deep inside the area by Aaron Mokoena clears the bar.
23:23 Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
23:23 Booking The referee books Matt Oakley for unsporting behaviour.
23:13 Foul by Matt Oakley on John Utaka, free kick awarded.
21:49 Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Brown goes wide of the right-hand upright.
21:22 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.
21:12 Liam Lawrence has an effort at goal. Brilliant save by Conrad Logan.
20:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Angelo Miguel Vitor on David Nugent. Aaron Mokoena takes the direct free kick.
18:41 The ball is crossed by Hayden Mullins, clearance by Michael Morrison.
17:46 Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, clearance made by Bruno Berner.
16:58 David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
16:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy King. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
15:36 Martyn Waghorn is penalised for a handball. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
14:56 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
14:38 Dave Kitson takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a comfortable save.
14:18 Unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angelo Miguel Vitor.
13:38 Andy King produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
9:32 GOAL - Liam Lawrence:Portsmouth 1 - 0 Leicester Liam Lawrence scores a placed penalty. Portsmouth 1-0 Leicester.
8:40 Booking Michael Morrison is booked.
8:38 Michael Morrison handles the ball and concedes a .
8:10 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
6:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Yuki Abe. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matt Oakley, free kick
awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena by Steve Howard. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
1:33 Effort on goal by Andy King from 12 yards. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
0:24 Martyn Waghorn fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martyn Waghorn.
0:00 The match gets underway.
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