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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:

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham

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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."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Berry
  • 28Reckord
  • 17Nelson
  • 16Trotman
  • 4Blanchard
  • 14Young
  • 6Hourihane
  • 19HayesSubstituted forAlessandraat 65'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 8BocoSubstituted forHarveyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 3Blackman
  • 5Branston
  • 7Alessandra
  • 18Harvey
  • 20Bencherif
  • 27Gurrieri

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 5Devera
  • 13Ertl
  • 3N'Gala
  • 6Bradley
  • 35Wallace
  • 31Racon
  • 32MarquisBooked at 61mins
  • 23Agyemang
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7Barcham
  • 8Padovani
  • 15Mahon
  • 20Cooper
  • 21Harris
  • 36Whatmough
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,742

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 1.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sonny Bradley with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

Therry Racon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Patrick Agyemang with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Romuald Boco.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Reckord with a cross.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young tries a through ball, but Reuben Reid is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lewis Alessandra replaces Paul Hayes.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

Booking

John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Jamie Reckord tries a through ball, but Reuben Reid is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Johannes Ertl.

goal

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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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