Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Portsmouth

Jed Wallace

Jed Wallace's fine first-half strike earned Portsmouth a point against Plymouth Argyle in a hard-fought game.

The hosts were on top early on and Conor Hourihane pounced on a Yassin Moutaouakil error to fire them ahead from a tight angle.

But Pompey had the better chances in the first half and Wallace levelled with a curled shot from 18 yards.

Both sides pressed for a winner after the interval, but neither were able to create a telling opening.

Argyle came closest to snatching the three points, but Pompey keeper Trevor Carson made a fine stop to keep out substitute Tyler Harvey's 86th-minute strike.

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Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

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Post-match: Pompey boss Whittingham

"You come to these places, any away game really, and you set up to try and win the game. To get ourselves back in the game and not to lose, and to push on a little bit in the second half, was pleasing.

"They started better than us and we were getting used to their three at the back system, and then we got used to it, got ourselves back in the game at the right time just before half time.

"That gave us a boost then we came out. For the first 20-25 minutes of the second half, we were the better side and then they came back into it towards the end."

As It Stood

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2Fleetwood11713822
3Oxford Utd11632921
4Morecambe11632521
5Rochdale11623520
6Exeter11623120
7Mansfield11542419
8Scunthorpe10451517
9Wycombe11524317
10Southend11524217
11Wimbledon11524117
12Newport11443116
13Dag & Red11443016
14Burton11434-215
15Portsmouth11344-113
16Hartlepool11335-112
17Cheltenham11335-812
18York10325-111
19Plymouth11326-611
20Bristol Rovers11245-510
21Bury11236-29
22Torquay11236-89
23Northampton11227-78
24Accrington11038-123
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