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Portsmouth 2-0 Sunderland

Portsmouth leap-frogged Sunderland into the League One play-off places with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from defenders Christian Burgess and James Bolton.

Luke O'Nien came closest to opening the scoring for the visitors when he struck a post from 20 yards.

The opener came when centre-back Burgess marked his 200th Portsmouth appearance by heading in emphatically at the back post on 25 minutes from a Ronan Curtis free-kick.

Two minutes before the break Jon McLaughlin pulled off an excellent save to prevent Bailey Wright heading into his own net from Andy Cannon's cross.

Sunderland had two appeals for penalties in the first half but both would have been fortunate to be given.

Pompey came out for the second half the stronger side and Bolton doubled Pompey's lead on 52 minutes side footing home Curtis' corner from close range.

There was concern when a lengthy stop in the final 10 minutes led to Sunderland defender Joel Lynch being stretchered off to a waiting ambulance following a collision with his goalkeeper.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20RaggettBooked at 71mins
  • 42SeddonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Naylor
  • 24McGeehan
  • 7Williams
  • 14CannonSubstituted forCloseat 90+5'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 10MarquisSubstituted forHarrisonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 3Brown
  • 15McCrorie
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Harness
  • 22Harrison
  • 33Close

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Willis
  • 26Wright
  • 3Lynch
  • 13O'Nien
  • 18DobsonBooked at 70mins
  • 6Power
  • 33HumeSubstituted forSemenyoat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forWatmoreat 69'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forLaffertyat 45'minutes
  • 11GoochBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 8Lafferty
  • 12Flanagan
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 28Scowen
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
18,531

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Sunderland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Sunderland 0.

Hand ball by Kyle Lafferty (Sunderland).

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Williams.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

Booking

Antoine Semenyo (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoine Semenyo.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Portsmouth).

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Sunderland).

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

Offside, Sunderland. Max Power tries a through ball, but Duncan Watmore is caught offside.

Offside, Sunderland. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Kyle Lafferty is caught offside.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

George Dobson (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Antoine Semenyo replaces Denver Hume.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Chris Maguire.

Offside, Portsmouth. Ronan Curtis tries a through ball, but Ellis Harrison is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Cannon following a fast break.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Bolton.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ronan Curtis with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by George Dobson.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham29165853302353
2Wycombe2914873634250
3Peterborough30147956371949
4Ipswich29139741291248
5Coventry271212338271148
6Portsmouth27138641291247
7Sunderland28129737261145
8Oxford Utd27128745271844
9Fleetwood2711974133842
10Doncaster27118840271341
11Burton2811893936341
12Gillingham2891273327639
13Bristol Rovers28108103238-638
14Lincoln City30114153738-137
15Blackpool2781093433134
16Shrewsbury2781092431-734
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale2995153447-1332
19MK Dons2994163140-931
20Wimbledon2877143442-828
21Tranmere2757152848-2022
22Southend2837183270-3816
23Bolton2658132255-3311
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