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Portsmouth 0-4 Hull City

Josh Magennis scores against Portsmouth
Josh Magennis has scored in each of his last two hull City appearances

Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough scored two own goals as Hull remained top of League One with an impressive 4-0 away win at their fellow promotion chasers.

Whatmough's unwanted brace and goals from the excellent George Honeyman and Josh Magennis secured a dominant victory for Grant McCann's side.

The heavy home defeat saw Pompey slip four points behind their opponents, who lead Lincoln on goal difference.

Pompey fell behind after 23 minutes as goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray saved brilliantly from Keane Lewis-Potter's header before the ball ricocheted off centre-back Whatmough and into the net.

With Kenny Jackett's side offering little threat themselves, Hull doubled their lead 16 minutes into the second half as Honeyman put the finishing touch on a goalmouth scramble, after Mallik Wilks' shot had fallen for him.

Two minutes later, Whatmough again had his head in his hands as he turned Greg Docherty's low cross past MacGillivray.

Magennis put the gloss on the victory with a crisp low strike from the edge of the area which gave MacGillivray no chance.

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Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2Johnson
  • 6Whatmough
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 19Harness
  • 4NaylorBooked at 87mins
  • 14CannonSubstituted forWhiteat 45'minutes
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forHarrisonat 64'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forCloseat 45'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 8Close
  • 10Harrison
  • 13Bolton
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 23White
  • 24Jacobs
  • 41Turnbull

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Long
  • 2Coyle
  • 15Jones
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 83mins
  • 33DochertySubstituted forSlaterat 84'minutes
  • 23WhyteSubstituted forCrowleyat 72'minutes
  • 10Honeyman
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMagennisat 72'minutes
  • 19Lewis-PotterBooked at 68minsSubstituted forChadwickat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Burke
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Slater
  • 20Crowley
  • 27Magennis
  • 31Chadwick
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamHull
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Hull City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Hull City 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 0, Hull City 4. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Honeyman.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

  7. Booking

    Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

  9. Post update

    George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Crowley (Hull City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Billy Chadwick replaces Keane Lewis-Potter.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Regan Slater replaces Greg Docherty.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harvey White (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    Richard Smallwood (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Hull City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Magennis (Hull City).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Callum Elder.