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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Portsmouth

Ryan Taylor's second-half penalty saw Portsmouth earn a vital victory over fellow League Two strugglers Wycombe.

Pompey were indebted to keeper Trevor Carson, who twice brilliantly denied Matt McClure either side of a save from Reece Styche's close-range effort.

Shortly after the restart, Wes Fogden was tripped by Gary Doherty in the box and Taylor converted the spot kick.

Wycombe pressed for a leveller with Fogden clearing off the line while Doherty had a late goal disallowed.

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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth

"I know people are going to get sick of me saying that we've performed superbly, but I thought tonight we were really, really good.

"The only thing we didn't do was stick it into the back of the net.

"Portsmouth had one shot on target and that was their penalty, It was the softest penaslty I've ever seen.

"Not one Portsmouth player appealed for that penalty. But if we keep playing like that we'll be fine."

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

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Post-match: Pompey boss Barker

"Another clean sheet and obviously an important three points.

"A little bit of luck (was key to the win). We've not had any since I came but I think at times you buy your own luck and you earn your own luck and the ability to throw themselves in the way and defend the way the did.

"The penalty - was it? I don't know - but again we've not had a great deal of luck so we've had a bit of that but I think they've made it themselves.

On keeper Trevor Carson: "He pulled off one very good save and he was safe for us, he's certainly put himself back into the fact that he plays a part in what we're doing."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 28Mustoe
  • 4ScowenBooked at 67mins
  • 6Johnson
  • 30Doherty
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forBloomfieldat 67'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 27Styche
  • 29McClureBooked at 90mins
  • 11WoodSubstituted forJeffreyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Hause
  • 22Kretzschmar

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 14Painter
  • 8Padovani
  • 5Devera
  • 26Chorley
  • 7BarchamSubstituted forErtlat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forHolmesat 79'minutes
  • 32JervisSubstituted forAgyemangat 87'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 17ShoreyBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Ertl
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 35Wallace
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,733

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.

Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

Booking

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Booking

Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Andy Barcham.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Wes Fogden.

Booking

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Wes Fogden.

Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

Booking

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Nick Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Sam Wood.

Attempt missed. Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Marcos Painter.

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).

Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Marcos Painter.

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield28149544251951
2Scunthorpe281311441271450
3Fleetwood27153944311348
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Oxford Utd271210536211546
6Southend27137735231246
7Burton2713773127446
8Newport2510873530538
9Wimbledon28108103131038
10Morecambe28108103337-438
11Dag & Red2899103636036
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2897123035-534
15Exeter2796123236-433
16York29711113236-432
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth28711103341-832
19Mansfield28710112938-931
20Bristol Rovers2779112528-330
21Wycombe2778123237-529
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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