The FA Cup - Fourth Round
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FA Cup fifth round: Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley

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Highlights: Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley

League One Portsmouth reached the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in 10 years with a comfortable win over Championship strugglers Barnsley.

Ben Close's low drive from the edge of the box gave the hosts the lead, before John Marquis poked in Ronan Curtis' already goalbound header just before half-time.

Cauley Woodrow's stunning, swerving 25-yard strike pulled one back for Barnsley after the break with their first shot on target, and Jacob Brown should have levelled when hitting wide from point-blank range,

Moments later Pompey re-established their two-goal advantage as keeper Alex Bass' long clearance went all the way through to Curtis, who prodded home, before Christian Burgess' header made it four.

Conor Chaplin tapped in a late second goal for Barnsley, who have now lost their last three games and will turn their attention to trying to survive in the Championship, where they sit five points adrift of safety.

Portsmouth, FA Cup winners in 2008, have now recorded six straight wins in all competitions as they combine their FA Cup run with a promotion push in League One, where they sit a point outside of the play-offs, and an upcoming EFL Trophy semi-final.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 42Seddon
  • 33Close
  • 4Naylor
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forHarnessat 78'minutes
  • 14CannonSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 10MarquisSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 9Hawkins
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Harness
  • 22Harrison
  • 26Evans
  • 38Haunstrup

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 2Williams
  • 18Sollbauer
  • 6Andersen
  • 22Oduor
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forMowattat 45'minutes
  • 24HalmeSubstituted forDougallat 69'minutes
  • 17Ritzmaier
  • 9Woodrow
  • 7Brown
  • 11Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 1Sahin-Radlinger
  • 3Williams
  • 4Dougall
  • 14Ludewig
  • 19Schmidt
  • 20Styles
  • 27Mowatt
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
13,286

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Barnsley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Barnsley 2.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ellis Harrison replaces John Marquis.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 4, Barnsley 2. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcel Ritzmaier (Barnsley).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marcus Harness replaces Ryan Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 4, Barnsley 1. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steve Seddon following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marcel Ritzmaier.

Attempt saved. Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mads Andersen.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Aapo Halme.

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Barnsley 1. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Bass.

Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Barnsley 1. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mads Andersen.

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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