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Portsmouth 4-0 AFC Wimbledon

In-form Portsmouth made it six League One clean sheets in a row with a 4-0 demolition of struggling AFC Wimbledon at a wet and windy Fratton Park.

The visitors started brightly, however, and while they did not trouble home keeper Craig MacGillivray early on, their high-energy pressing game kept Pompey quiet.

But Pompey took control of the game with three goals in a 16-minute spell before the break. After 28 minutes some fine build-up play ended with Callum Johnson's cross being headed goalward by Ryan Williams and John Marquis knocked it home.

Eight minutes later it was two when Williams scored the goal of the game. Tom Naylor fired a pass into Marquis and the striker laid the ball into the path of Williams, who curled a delightful left-footed effort beyond keeper Sam Walker.

And, just before the break, the game was effectively over when centre-back Sean Raggett powered home a header from a Lee Brown free-kick.

Substitute Ben Close completed the scoring when he broke away and fired home from 14 yards, with the victory taking Pompey one point behind leaders Hull.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2Johnson
  • 6Whatmough
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 4Naylor
  • 14CannonSubstituted forHarrisonat 70'minutes
  • 19Harness
  • 24JacobsSubstituted forCurtisat 64'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forCloseat 83'minutes
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forWhiteat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Close
  • 10Harrison
  • 11Curtis
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 23White
  • 26Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 41Turnbull

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Walker
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forKalambayiat 64'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 3Csoka
  • 7Alexander
  • 4Woodyard
  • 33Reilly
  • 12Rudoni
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 29LongmanSubstituted forRobinsonat 78'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 11Chislett
  • 13Tzanev
  • 14Robinson
  • 16Oksanen
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 30Kalambayi
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 4, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

    Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zach Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Rudoni with a cross following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 4, AFC Wimbledon 0. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ronan Curtis following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Portsmouth. Sean Raggett tries a through ball, but Ronan Curtis is caught offside.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harvey White (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

    Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Ryan Williams.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull22133636201642
2Lincoln City21133532181442
3Portsmouth21125437152241
4Doncaster20123535211439
5Peterborough21123635211439
6Charlton2310673530536
7Crewe2310583227535
8Ipswich2011272622435
9Sunderland2189428171133
10Accrington1910362521433
11Plymouth238693139-830
12Fleetwood228592922729
13Gillingham2292112427-329
14Oxford Utd208483027328
15MK Dons237792929028
16Blackpool218492124-328
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale2257103341-822
19Bristol Rovers2064102231-922
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2256112540-1521
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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