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Swansea   1 - 2   Portsmouth

Swansea v Portsmouth

Highlights - Swansea 1-2 Portsmouth

Greg Halford's second-half header helped Portsmouth come from behind to beat high-flying Swansea and claim only their third away win of the season.

Craig Beattie had given the Swans the lead inside two minutes with his first goal in over a year.

Portsmouth levelled moments before the break when David Nugent was put clean through by John Utaka to beat Dorus de Vries.

On-loan Halford sealed the win with a header from Utaka's free-kick.

The win takes Pompey climb up to 12 in the Championship and end a run of four games without a win.

But they could have been long out of sight had third-place Swansea, who have now lost twice at home this season, taken their chances in a blistering first 30 minutes.

Beattie got them off to the perfect start finishing off a fine move started by Angel Rangel who picked out Mark Gower to feed the ex-West Brom striker, to score for the first time since October 2009.

Darren Pratley later sent a shot straight at Pompey keeper Jamie Ashdown, while Gower curled and effort wide and Nathan Dyer came agonisingly close.

But Portsmouth showed their dangerous side too, first with Dave Kitson forcing De Vries to push his shot over from point-blank range, before later sending a header over the bar.

And then Kitson, on loan from Stoke, had the ball in the net but saw it ruled out for a handball given against fellow Stoke loanee Liam Lawrence.

Rodgers rues Swansea mistakes

Swansea failed to heed the warning and two minutes before the break, Portsmouth were level.

Utaka split the home defence setting Nugent free to fire clinically past Dutchman De Vries from the edge of the box.

The visitors were much more solid in the second half and they caught the Swans defence sleeping on 65 minutes with the winner.

Lawrence's short free kick allowed Utaka to deliver into the box picking out the unmarked Halford at the far post to head home his second goal since joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Swansea tried to find their spark from the first half, but missed the chance to go level on points with arch-rivals Cardiff in second as Pompey boss Steve Cotterill's side were able to hold on for a much-needed three points.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swansea 1-2 Portsmouth FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Beattie 2
  • Nugent 43
  • Halford 65

Swansea

  • 01 De Vries
  • 02 Williams
  • 05 Tate
  • 17 Serran (Agustien 76)
  • 22 Rangel
  • 08 Pratley
  • 12 Dyer
  • 21 Sinclair
  • 24 Allen
  • 27 Gower (Dobbie 75)
  • 09 Beattie (Van der Gun 75)

Substitutes

  • 25 Ma-Kalambay,
  • 03 Taylor,
  • 07 Cotterill,
  • 10 Orlandi,
  • 11 Van der Gun,
  • 26 Agustien,
  • 14 Dobbie

Portsmouth

  • 01 Ashdown
  • 02 Halford yellow card
  • 20 Ward
  • 33 Rocha yellow card
  • 04 Mokoena
  • 07 Lawrence yellow card
  • 08 Mullins
  • 11 Brown (Hughes 78)
  • 17 Utaka (Ciftci 90+2)
  • 10 Nugent yellow card
  • 18 Kitson (Hreidarsson 89)

Substitutes

  • 37 Flahavan,
  • 06 Hreidarsson,
  • 25 Sonko,
  • 22 Hughes,
  • 24 Ciftci,
  • 27 Kanu
Ref: TannerAtt: 17,584
SWANSEA
PORTSMOUTH

Possession

  • Swansea 48%
  • Portsmouth 52%

Attempts on target

  • Swansea 6
  • Portsmouth 3

Attempts off target

  • Swansea 8
  • Portsmouth 3

Corners

  • Swansea 6
  • Portsmouth 4

Fouls

  • Swansea 10
  • Portsmouth 12
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:47 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:43 Alan Tate (Swansea) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+1:43 Substitution Portsmouth substitution: John Utaka replaced by Nadir Ciftci (tactical).
  • 90:00+0:41 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 90:00+0:26 Defending throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 89:56 Foul by Hermann Hreidarsson (Portsmouth) on Darren Pratley (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Pratley (Swansea) from own half, passed.
  • 89:42 Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 88:30 Defending throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 88:30 Substitution Portsmouth substitution: Dave Kitson replaced by Hermann Hreidarsson (tactical).
  • 87:07 Cross by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth), clearance by Ashley Williams (Swansea).
  • 86:27 Foul by Kemy Agustien (Swansea) on Dave Kitson (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Joel Ward (Portsmouth) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 86:02 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 84:56 Foul by Dave Kitson (Portsmouth) on Joe Allen (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Kemy Agustien (Swansea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 83:57 Cross by Nathan Dyer (Swansea), clearance by Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth).
  • 83:33 Defending throw-in by Kemy Agustien (Swansea).
  • 83:14 Shot by Stephen Dobbie (Swansea) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 82:16 Defending throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 81:25 Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on David Nugent (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Joel Ward (Portsmouth) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 79:45 Foul by Kemy Agustien (Swansea) on Dave Kitson (Portsmouth). Free kick taken left-footed by Joel Ward (Portsmouth) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 79:17 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 78:28 Shot by Kemy Agustien (Swansea) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 78:07 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 77:48 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 77:09 Substitution Portsmouth substitution: Michael Brown replaced by Richard Hughes (tactical).
  • 77:02 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 75:36 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 75:13 Substitution Swansea substitution: Albert Serran replaced by Kemy Agustien (tactical).
  • 75:00 Substitution Swansea substitution: Mark Gower replaced by Stephen Dobbie (tactical).
  • 74:45 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) to centre, header by Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 74:45 Substitution Swansea substitution: Craig Beattie replaced by Cedric Van der Gun (tactical).
  • 73:50 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 73:18 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 72:57 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 72:15 Shot by Joe Allen (Swansea) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 71:35 Foul by Greg Halford (Portsmouth) on Scott Sinclair (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from left wing, passed.
  • 70:44 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 70:32 Cross by Nathan Dyer (Swansea), clearance by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth).
  • 70:00 Foul by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth) on Darren Pratley (Swansea). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Allen (Swansea) from left channel, passed.
  • 68:38 Defending throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 68:09 Cross by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth), clearance by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 67:18 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to near post, header by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 67:07 Attacking throw-in by Mark Gower (Swansea).
  • 66:35 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to near post, clearance by David Nugent (Portsmouth). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to near post, clearance by David Nugent (Portsmouth).
  • 65:00 Assist (cross) by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) from right channel.
  • 65:00 GOAL - Greg HalfordSwansea 1 - 2 Portsmouth Headed goal by Greg Halford (Portsmouth) (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Swansea 1-2 Portsmouth.
  • 64:05 Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on Dave Kitson (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) from right channel, passed.
  • 63:29 Scott Sinclair (Swansea) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 63:20 Foul by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth) on Darren Pratley (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Pratley (Swansea) from own half, passed.
  • 60:16 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 60:00 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 58:56 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 58:05 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Dyer (Swansea).
  • 57:28 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 57:10 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 56:52 Defending throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 55:44 Booking Liam Lawrence is given a yellow card.
  • 55:01 Goal kick taken short by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
  • 54:36 Defending throw-in by Ashley Williams (Swansea).
  • 53:08 Cross by Nathan Dyer (Swansea), clearance by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to near post, resulting in open play. Cross by Mark Gower (Swansea), header by Craig Beattie (Swansea) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 49:54 Defending throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 49:14 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) to centre, clearance by Albert Serran (Swansea).
  • 48:34 Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 47:57 Foul by Albert Serran (Swansea) on John Utaka (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth) from own half, passed.
  • 47:05 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to centre, clearance by Dave Kitson (Portsmouth).
  • 46:30 Cross by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth), resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:00+2:22 The match has reached half-time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:28 Attacking throw-in by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth).
  • 45:00+1:18 Cross by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth), clearance by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 44:45 Foul by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth) on Nathan Dyer (Swansea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from right channel, resulting in ball out of play. Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 44:45 Booking David Nugent (Portsmouth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:44 Booking Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:06 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 42:03 Assist (pass) by John Utaka (Portsmouth) from left channel.
  • 42:03 GOAL - David NugentSwansea 1 - 1 Portsmouth Goal by David Nugent (Portsmouth) right-footed (low centre of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Swansea 1-1 Portsmouth.
  • 40:18 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 39:47 Cross by John Utaka (Portsmouth), header by Dave Kitson (Portsmouth) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
  • 39:18 Defending throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 38:15 Handball by Mark Gower (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Greg Halford (Portsmouth) from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken short by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
  • 37:55 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 37:14 Header by Craig Beattie (Swansea) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 36:11 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 35:47 Foul by Scott Sinclair (Swansea) on Greg Halford (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) from own half, passed.
  • 35:17 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 34:47 Foul by John Utaka (Portsmouth) on Joe Allen (Swansea). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from left channel, passed.
  • 32:04 Cross by Darren Pratley (Swansea), clearance by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 31:04 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 29:19 Craig Beattie (Swansea) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 28:00 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
  • 26:50 Shot by Nathan Dyer (Swansea) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 24:03 Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on David Nugent (Portsmouth). Free kick taken left-footed by Joel Ward (Portsmouth) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 23:26 Shot by Mark Gower (Swansea) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 22:25 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 22:13 Attacking throw-in by Joel Ward (Portsmouth).
  • 20:41 Foul by Michael Brown (Portsmouth) on Mark Gower (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.
  • 20:20 Shot by Darren Pratley (Swansea) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 19:56 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 19:33 Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).
  • 18:20 Cross by David Nugent (Portsmouth), resulting in open play. Handball by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.
  • 18:20 Booking Greg Halford (Portsmouth) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 16:34 Foul by Darren Pratley (Swansea) on Dave Kitson (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Brown (Portsmouth) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 15:49 Shot by Darren Pratley (Swansea) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 15:32 Shot by Craig Beattie (Swansea) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 14:19 Foul by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth) on Craig Beattie (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from left channel (25 yards), hit wall.
  • 12:17 Foul by Mark Gower (Swansea) on Michael Brown (Portsmouth). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) from own half, passed.
  • 10:25 Handball by Nathan Dyer (Swansea). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 9:22 Foul by Michael Brown (Portsmouth) on Alan Tate (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.
  • 7:13 Foul by John Utaka (Portsmouth) on Nathan Dyer (Swansea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from right wing, clearance by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 5:54 Cross by Mark Gower (Swansea), clearance by Greg Halford (Portsmouth). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) to near post, clearance by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth).
  • 5:31 Foul by Michael Brown (Portsmouth) on Craig Beattie (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Gower (Swansea) from left channel, passed.
  • 4:30 Defending throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
  • 3:48 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 3:12 Shot by Dave Kitson (Portsmouth) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), save (tipped round post) by Dorus De Vries (Swansea). Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth).
  • 3:07 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Portsmouth).
  • 1:38 Assist (pass) by Mark Gower (Swansea) from right channel.
  • 1:38 GOAL - Craig BeattieSwansea 1 - 0 Portsmouth Goal by Craig Beattie (Swansea) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Swansea 1-0 Portsmouth.
  • 0:52 Shot by Darren Pratley (Swansea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 18 25 38
2 Cardiff 18 15 36
3 Swansea 19 8 33
4 Derby 18 11 30
5 Leeds 18 0 28
6 Nott'm Forest 18 5 27
7 Doncaster 18 2 27
8 Norwich 18 2 27
9 Coventry 18 2 27
10 Burnley 18 6 26
11 Reading 18 6 25
12 Portsmouth 19 -1 25
13 Barnsley 18 -5 25
14 Ipswich 18 -2 24
15 Watford 18 2 23
16 Millwall 18 0 23
17 Leicester 18 -8 22
18 Sheff Utd 18 -8 22
19 Hull 18 -6 21
20 Scunthorpe 18 -7 20
21 Bristol City 18 -9 20
22 Middlesbrough 18 -10 17
23 Crystal Palace 18 -13 17
24 Preston 18 -15 14


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