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Millwall   0 - 1   Portsmouth

Millwall 0-1 Portsmouth

Millwall 0-1 Portsmouth

Liam Lawrence converted a late penalty to give Portsmouth all three points at the Den and extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to five games.

Lawrence sent David Forde the wrong way in the 78th minute after Chris Hackett had tripped David Nugent in the area.

Millwall went close to scoring twice in the second half with both Hackett and Alan Dunne hitting the woodwork.

But Portsmouth, who expect to come out of administration this week, held on to move into 15th in the Championship.

Lawrence has been the catalyst for Portsmouth's recent upturn in form, and the Irishman has now scored five goals since arriving on the south coast along with Dave Kitson on transfer deadline day.

Steve Cotterill's side have now amassed 13 points in their last five games, scoring 15 goals in the process - a big turnaround after picking up just two points from their first seven games.

But it was Millwall who started brighter at the Den, with Wales striker Steve Morison firing narrowly wide in the opening seconds.

Soon after, Darren Carter's low effort found it's way through a crowd of players but his effort was pushed away by Portsmouth goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown.

Portsmouth then began to play their way into the game and finished the half strongly as John Utaka, Lawrence and David Nugent all spurned chances.

Nugent had the best opening, but took too long to get his shot away and Darren Ward cleared the danger.

The former England frontman missed another good chance after the interval when Utaka's cutback got stuck under his foot.

Pompey survived a major scare in the 53rd minute when Scott Barron's free-kick across the box fell to Hackett, and his drive took a couple of deflections and eventually came back off the foot of the post.

Millwall substitute Alan Dunne was next to try his luck for the Lions, and his 20-yard strike grazed the top of Ashdown's crossbar.

But Lawrence had the last word for the visitors, and his penalty gave Pompey victory at Millwall for only the second time in 25 years.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Millwall 0-1 Portsmouth FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Lawrence (pen) 78

    Millwall

    • 01 Forde
    • 05 Robinson
    • 15 Craig (Dunne 62)
    • 16 Barron
    • 17 Mkandawire yellow card (Trotter 46)
    • 18 Ward
    • 04 Carter yellow card
    • 12 Hackett yellow card
    • 26 Abdou
    • 20 Morison
    • 25 Robinson (Lisbie 72)

    Substitutes

    • 23 Mildenhall,
    • 02 Dunne,
    • 06 Trotter,
    • 07 Schofield,
    • 14 Henry,
    • 09 Harris,
    • 22 Lisbie

    Portsmouth

    • 01 Ashdown
    • 02 Halford
    • 03 Dickinson yellow card
    • 25 Sonko
    • 33 Rocha (Ward 36)
    • 07 Lawrence
    • 08 Mullins
    • 11 Brown
    • 17 Utaka (Kanu 67)
    • 10 Nugent (Hughes 90+2)
    • 18 Kitson yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 37 Flahavan,
    • 20 Ward,
    • 22 Hughes,
    • 24 Ciftci,
    • 27 Kanu
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 12,095
    MILLWALL
    PORTSMOUTH

    Possession

    • Millwall 51%
    • Portsmouth 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Millwall 5
    • Portsmouth 3

    Attempts off target

    • Millwall 6
    • Portsmouth 6

    Corners

    • Millwall 3
    • Portsmouth 4

    Fouls

    • Millwall 20
    • Portsmouth 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:07 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:29 Steve Morison produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+2:57 Greg Halford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Morison. Free kick taken by Scott Barron.
    • 90:00+1:26 Substitution David Nugent goes off and Richard Hughes comes on.
    • 90:00+0:17 Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 90:00+0:17 Booking Darren Carter shown a yellow card.
    • 90:00+0:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Carter on Greg Halford.
    • 87:50 Nwankwo Kanu fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
    • 85:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Kevin Lisbie. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:16 Direct free kick taken by David Forde. Liam Trotter takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Halford.
    • 84:16 Booking Dave Kitson receives a yellow card.
    • 84:09 Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward.
    • 83:18 Inswinging corner taken by Scott Barron, Paul Robinson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 79:34 Unfair challenge on Alan Dunne by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:58 GOAL - Liam LawrenceMillwall 0 - 1 Portsmouth Penalty taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence and scored. Millwall 0-1 Portsmouth.
    • 76:53 Booking The referee cautions Chris Hackett for unsporting behaviour.
    • 76:52 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on David Nugent by Chris Hackett.
    • 76:13 Handball decision goes against Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 75:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 74:26 David Nugent is ruled offside. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 72:38 Darren Carter challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
    • 71:40 Substitution Theo Robinson goes off and Kevin Lisbie comes on.
    • 70:55 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
    • 70:13 Unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 69:34 Darren Carter takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Dunne. Effort from deep inside the area by Steve Morison misses to the left of the target.
    • 67:40 Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 67:20 David Nugent takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.
    • 66:29 Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Nwankwo Kanu coming on for John Utaka.
    • 65:02 Alan Dunne takes a shot.
    • 64:04 The official flags David Nugent offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:32 Shot from just outside the box by David Nugent misses to the left of the target.
    • 61:31 Substitution Alan Dunne on for Tony Craig.
    • 60:34 Shot from close range by Darren Carter clears the bar.
    • 59:28 Unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko by Theo Robinson results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Morison on Greg Halford. Hayden Mullins takes the free kick.
    • 58:22 Foul by Dave Kitson on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 56:28 Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
    • 55:16 Dave Kitson fouled by Chris Hackett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
    • 54:45 Dave Kitson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
    • 54:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ward on John Utaka. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
    • Correction - 52:38 Ibrahima Sonko challenges Tony Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Barron crosses the ball, Chris Hackett takes a shot. The referee blows for offside. Theo Robinson gets a block in. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
    • 52:38 Tony Craig fouled by Ibrahima Sonko, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Scott Barron, Chris Hackett takes a shot. The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Robinson. Blocked by Theo Robinson. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:48 Shot from outside the penalty box by David Nugent goes wide right of the goal.
    • 51:05 Chris Hackett challenges Michael Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 49:48 Shot on goal by John Utaka from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 48:44 Nadjim Abdou fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Craig.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Liam Trotter replaces Tamika Mkandawire.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:33 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:55 David Nugent takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.
    • 44:57 David Nugent handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Forde takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:39 Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Tony Craig.
    • 41:19 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence.
    • 40:28 Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 39:30 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line.
    • Correction - 37:46 Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 37:46 Greg Halford fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.
    • 36:20 Unfair challenge on David Nugent by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 35:53 Shot from just outside the area by David Nugent misses to the right of the target.
    • 35:14 Substitution Ricardo Rocha leaves the field to be replaced by Joel Ward.
    • 32:29 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
    • 31:20 Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
    • 31:20 Booking Tamika Mkandawire is cautioned.
    • 30:28 John Utaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hackett. Scott Barron crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Tamika Mkandawire concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Kitson.
    • 27:41 Michael Brown fouled by Darren Carter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
    • 27:13 Unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 25:48 Michael Brown challenges Tamika Mkandawire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:15 Corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron, David Nugent manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Halford on Steve Morison. Chris Hackett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel. Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Carter on Hayden Mullins. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:00 Theo Robinson challenges Ricardo Rocha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.
    • 9:06 Michael Brown challenges Darren Carter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hackett delivers the ball, Darren Carter takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 6:16 Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
    • 5:38 Hayden Mullins fouled by Nadjim Abdou, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 4:12 Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Barron from right wing.
    • 4:12 Booking The referee cautions Carl Dickinson for unsporting behaviour.
    • 4:08 Unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Carl Dickinson results in a free kick.
    • 1:00 Steve Morison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    As it stood on 19 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 12 21 28
    2 Cardiff 12 10 26
    3 Watford 12 9 21
    4 Burnley 12 10 20
    5 Norwich 12 3 20
    6 Swansea 12 3 20
    7 Derby 12 7 18
    8 Ipswich 12 2 18
    9 Coventry 12 1 18
    10 Leeds 12 -2 17
    11 Reading 12 3 16
    12 Millwall 12 1 16
    13 Nott'm Forest 12 1 16
    14 Doncaster 12 -1 16
    15 Portsmouth 12 0 15
    16 Barnsley 12 -4 15
    17 Sheff Utd 12 -6 15
    18 Scunthorpe 12 -2 14
    19 Hull 12 -7 13
    20 Leicester 12 -9 12
    21 Middlesbrough 12 -9 11
    22 Crystal Palace 12 -10 11
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