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Portsmouth 0-0 Luton Town

Luton keeper Mark Tyler was the hero as he helped the managerless Hatters hold promotion hopefuls Portsmouth to their sixth goalless draw of the season.

The 38-year-old's point-blank saves to deny Gareth Evans and Marc McNulty were the pick of the bunch.

He also made another double save from Kyle Bennett and McNulty to earn his first clean sheet since 21 November.

Luton, under the caretaker charge of Andy Awford since the dismissal of John Still, only had one effort on target.

Luton caretaker boss Andy Awford told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Andy Awford: Luton caretaker manager on Portsmouth draw

"I'm delighted with the spirit and character of the players. They deserved that point today and they deserved that clean sheet. I'm delighted for everybody.

"We've conceded too many goals of late, haven't we? That's no secret. We needed to shore things up. We've been trying to do that and still be an attacking threat. Today, I think we were.

"I don't know if I'll be in charge next game. I'll just report in tomorrow and get on with it until somebody tells me different. When the club's ready to appoint the manager, he'll come in.

"I haven't applied for the job and if the club want to talk to me about it, they know where I am."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 15Barton
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 29Hollands
  • 8DoyleBooked at 67mins
  • 26Evans
  • 10McNultySubstituted forMcGurkat 76'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 87'minutes
  • 13LaverySubstituted forRobertsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 11Roberts
  • 17Stockley
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'DonnellBooked at 80mins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 18OkuonghaeBooked at 70mins
  • 40Howells
  • 4Smith
  • 7LawlessBooked at 37minsSubstituted forLongat 78'minutes
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forMcGeehanat 62'minutes
  • 10Hall
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 68'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 20Long
  • 21Guttridge
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
17,668

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Luton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Hand ball by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

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

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Kyle Bennett.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Hall (Luton Town).

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Long (Luton Town).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Sean Long replaces Alex Lawless.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Marc McNulty.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Magnus Okuonghae (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Magnus Okuonghae (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Jack Marriott.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth24154536201649
2Northampton23144539281146
3Oxford Utd24129336191745
4Portsmouth241011341221941
5Wycombe23117532221040
6Bristol Rovers2412483425940
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington21106535241136
9Leyton Orient249963833536
10Cambridge2410683834436
11Mansfield2398631211035
12Wimbledon248973130133
13Crawley2494113241-931
14Luton2486103836230
15Notts County238693540-530
16Exeter238693035-530
17Morecambe2284104041-128
18Barnet2484123541-628
19Stevenage2468103243-1126
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2337132646-2016
23Dag & Red2437142444-2016
24Yeovil2428142238-1614
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