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Portsmouth   1 - 0   Crystal Palace

David Nugent celebrates for Portsmouth

Portsmouth 1-0 Crystal Palace

David Nugent's 10th goal of the season gave Portsmouth a deserved win over Crystal Palace for their third consecutive Championship victory.

Nugent struck after 65 minutes, volleying home from 12 yards after latching on to Dave Kitson's flick on.

Pompey were on top for the majority of the match as the visitors failed to threaten as an attacking force.

The Eagles' best chance fell to Patrick McCarthy on 67 minutes but he could only head wide from six yards out.

Palace remain in the relegation dogfight - they are 21st in the table, only three points clear of the drop zone having played two games more than third-bottom Scunthorpe.

And, apart from McCarthy's headed effort, the visitors rarely threatened the goal of visiting keeper Julian Speroni.

Palace's on-loan Hull defender Anthony Gardner headed off target from Darren Ambrose's set-piece early in the first half, while substitute Wilfried Zaha spooned wide from 12 yards out with four minutes remaining.

Portsmouth, meanwhile, continue their fine run of form after dominating proceedings at Fratton Park.

Swansea loanee David Cotterill was a constant threat down the Portsmouth right and his corner presented an early chance for Joel Ward, who volleyed wide.

The hosts were again stronger at the start of the second half but only had Nugent's weak header over from Cotterill's free-kick after 54 minutes to show for their efforts.

Pompey's pressure finally told when Greg Halford's long throw was flicked on by Kitson and met on the volley by Nugent who mis-hit the ball but it bounced into the ground and over a helpless Speroni.

And following McCarthy's miss shortly after, Pompey boss Steve Cotterill saw his side close out the game for a comfortable three points.


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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Portsmouth 1-0 Crystal Palace FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Nugent 65

    Portsmouth

    • 01 Ashdown
    • 02 Halford
    • 05 De Laet
    • 06 Hreidarsson
    • 20 Ward (Mokoena 90+2)
    • 33 Rocha
    • 08 Mullins
    • 14 Hogg yellow card
    • 17 Cotterill
    • 10 Nugent
    • 18 Kitson yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 37 Flahavan,
    • 03 Dickinson,
    • 04 Mokoena,
    • 24 Ciftci,
    • 36 Kilbey

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 02 Clyne yellow card
    • 03 Wright yellow card
    • 05 McCarthy yellow card
    • 29 Moxey yellow card
    • 31 Gardner
    • 07 Ambrose
    • 08 Danns (Zaha 73)
    • 34 Dikgacoi
    • 14 Scannell (Easter 73)
    • 20 Vaughan (Iversen 82)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Price,
    • 04 Davis,
    • 06 Barrett,
    • 09 Iversen,
    • 16 Zaha,
    • 19 Easter,
    • 32 Counago
    Ref: MaloneAtt: 15,641
    PORTSMOUTH
    CRYSTAL PALACE

    Possession

    • Portsmouth 52%
    • Crystal Palace 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Portsmouth 2
    • Crystal Palace 2

    Attempts off target

    • Portsmouth 7
    • Crystal Palace 6

    Corners

    • Portsmouth 6
    • Crystal Palace 4

    Fouls

    • Portsmouth 9
    • Crystal Palace 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:07 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+1:40 Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Aaron Mokoena coming on for Joel Ward.
    • 90:00+0:53 Foul by Dave Kitson on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:53 Booking Dave Kitson is cautioned.
    • 87:19 Corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Patrick McCarthy misses to the right of the goal.
    • 85:51 Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 84:03 Short corner taken by David Cotterill.
    • 83:45 The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 82:45 Wilfried Zaha fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. David Wright crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 82:45 Booking Caution for Jonathan Hogg.
    • 80:56 Foul by Nathaniel Clyne on David Nugent, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 80:56 Substitution Steffen Iversen replaces James Vaughan.
    • 80:56 Booking Nathaniel Clyne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:26 Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 76:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
    • 75:37 James Vaughan is ruled offside. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:01 Foul by James Vaughan on Hermann Hreidarsson, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
    • 73:21 The offside flag is raised against David Nugent. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
    • 72:30 Substitution Jermaine Easter is brought on as a substitute for Sean Scannell.
    • 72:03 Substitution Wilfried Zaha joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Danns.
    • 70:44 James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Greg Halford.
    • 68:27 Header from close range by Patrick McCarthy misses to the right of the goal.
    • 67:48 Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 67:23 David Cotterill challenges Anthony Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:49 Ritchie De Laet provided the assist for the goal.
    • 64:49 GOAL - David NugentPortsmouth 1 - 0 Crystal Palace David Nugent finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Crystal Palace.
    • 63:40 The ball is crossed by Hermann Hreidarsson, comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
    • 63:10 Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
    • 62:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Hayden Mullins. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:40 Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Greg Halford, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 59:40 Booking The referee shows Patrick McCarthy a yellow card.
    • 57:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Neil Danns. Darren Ambrose shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 57:42 Dean Moxey delivers the ball.
    • 56:26 David Cotterill produces a cross, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ambrose on Hermann Hreidarsson. David Cotterill delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by David Wright.
    • 53:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Greg Halford goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 52:46 Dean Moxey challenges David Cotterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill from right wing, clearance made by James Vaughan.
    • 52:46 Booking Caution for Dean Moxey.
    • 49:47 Kagisho Dikgacoi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 49:14 A cross is delivered by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.
    • 47:51 Joel Ward fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Hogg takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:24 Jonathan Hogg handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Wright.
    • 46:38 Joel Ward has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:08 The first half comes to an end.
    • 42:52 The ball is crossed by David Nugent.
    • 41:40 Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 40:14 The referee blows for offside against Neil Danns. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 37:38 The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.
    • 36:08 A cross is delivered by Ritchie De Laet, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Neil Danns. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 29:33 The ball is sent over by David Cotterill, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy. Unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet by David Wright results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill from right wing, Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.
    • 29:33 Booking The referee books David Wright for unsporting behaviour.
    • 26:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on David Nugent. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Hermann Hreidarsson. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
    • 20:51 Shot by David Nugent from outside the box goes over the net.
    • 20:03 David Cotterill produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
    • 18:26 Hayden Mullins fouled by Neil Danns, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
    • 16:19 Foul by Neil Danns on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Greg Halford takes the free kick.
    • 14:40 David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 14:03 Corner taken by David Cotterill played to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose.
    • 11:20 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose, Close range headed effort by Anthony Gardner clears the crossbar.
    • 10:00 Unfair challenge on Julian Speroni by Joel Ward results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 9:13 Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill. Free kick taken by Ritchie De Laet.
    • 7:23 Effort from just outside the box by Darren Ambrose goes over the bar.
    • 6:12 David Cotterill takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Joel Ward has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 4:06 Sean Scannell is penalised for a handball. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:40 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Patrick McCarthy produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 2:01 Unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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