Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Hull City 4.
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.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 4NaylorBooked at 87mins
- 14CannonSubstituted forWhiteat 45'minutes
- 11CurtisSubstituted forHarrisonat 64'minutes
- 7WilliamsSubstituted forCloseat 45'minutes
- 6SmallwoodBooked at 83mins
- 33DochertySubstituted forSlaterat 84'minutes
- 23WhyteSubstituted forCrowleyat 72'minutes
- 7WilksSubstituted forMagennisat 72'minutes
- 19Lewis-PotterBooked at 68minsSubstituted forChadwickat 85'minutes
- Ben Toner
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Hull City 4.
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.
Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).
George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.
Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).
George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Crowley (Hull City).
Substitution, Hull City. Billy Chadwick replaces Keane Lewis-Potter.
Substitution, Hull City. Regan Slater replaces Greg Docherty.
Attempt missed. Harvey White (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Richard Smallwood (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Richard Smallwood (Hull City).
Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Magennis (Hull City).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Callum Elder.