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Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry City

Captain Brett Pitman scored a dramatic late winner as promotion-chasing Portsmouth came from behind to beat Coventry at a sold-out Fratton Park.

Striker Pitman struck seven minutes from time to boost Pompey's hopes of a top-two finish with a seventh straight win.

The hosts were behind at half-time after Jordy Hiwula had given Coventry a ninth-minute lead.

Hiwula turned neatly before firing home from Amadou Bakayoko's through ball.

Pompey claimed a stoppage-time victory at Burton on Friday and they left it late again this time.

It took until 24 minutes from time for the south coast side to get back on level terms when Tom Naylor headed in a Lee Brown cross.

Pitman completed the turnaround 19 minutes later with a half-volley from the middle of the penalty area after Coventry goalkeeper Lee Burge had flapped at substitute Ronan Curtis' cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20Thompson
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 10Lowe
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forWalkesat 90+2'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forCurtisat 45'minutes
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forVaughanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 11Curtis
  • 19Solomon-Otabor
  • 24Morris
  • 32Vaughan
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Coventry

  • 1BurgeBooked at 57mins
  • 17Sterling
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forWillisat 75'minutes
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 6Kelly
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forWakefieldat 85'minutes
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forChaplinat 74'minutes
  • 24Enobakhare
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 4Willis
  • 10Chaplin
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai
  • 41McCallum
  • 44Wakefield
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
18,884

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Coventry City 1.

Foul by James Vaughan (Portsmouth).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Anton Walkes replaces Brett Pitman.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Jordan Shipley.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Coventry City 1. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Brandon Mason (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Vaughan (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Willis replaces Tom Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Chaplin replaces Luke Thomas.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Coventry City 1. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lee Burge (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Mason (Coventry City).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

Hand ball by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamal Lowe.

goal

As It Stood

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5Charlton4424101067402782
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough431812136556966
8Coventry441810165351264
9Blackpool441517124947262
10Burton4416121663531060
11Oxford Utd441514155559-459
12Fleetwood431512165650657
13Gillingham441410205870-1252
14Rochdale44149215383-3051
15Bristol Rovers441214184549-450
16Shrewsbury441214185058-850
17Wycombe441311205365-1250
18Accrington431212194364-2148
19Southend44138235366-1347
20Plymouth441211215273-2147
21Scunthorpe441210224977-2846
22Wimbledon43129223860-2245
23Walsall441110234671-2543
24Bradford44107274675-2937
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