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08/12/2007

Attendance: 35 790

Referee:

Aston VillaPortsmouth
Barry (72, pen)Gardner (10, og) Muntari (40, 61)
Scott Carson     David James    
Olof Mellberg     Glen Johnson    
Zat Knight     Sol Campbell    
Martin Laursen     Sylvain Distin    
Wilfred Bouma     54 Noe Pamarot    
Craig Gardner     70 John Utaka     64
Nigel Hokey-Cokey     Papa Bouba Diop    
Gareth Barry     Miguel Pedro Mendes    
Ashley Young     Sulley Muntari    
John Carew     Niko Kranjcar     88
Gabriel Agbonlahor     Benjani Mwaruwari    
Substitutes
Shaun Maloney     Matthew Taylor     88
Stuart Taylor     Hermann Hreidarsson    
Marlon Harewood     70 David Nugent    
Patrik Berger
 
  54 Asmir Begovic    
Curtis Davies     Nwankwo Kanu     64
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
12
6
On Target
8
8
Corners
5
3
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
5
47
%
53

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday December 8 2007
Time: 4:20PM

Comments

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Good side Pompey two great goals, we lacked in midfield due to Pompeys 5 in there, and they counter attacked brilliantly. Could of been a different game if Laursen had scored, but not meant to be....
krisvilla
08/12/2007 16:30:00
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They did to us what we did to Blackburn. Defended stoutly, played on the break, enjoyed that little bit of luck, took their opportunities, and fully deserved their victory.
glensider
09/12/2007 02:51:00
0
Very good side pompey, thought it might have been a draw, but great strikes which Carson couldn't do much about.
will it ever happen
09/12/2007 16:17:00
0
Still mystified by the substitution of Wilf, I honestly thought he was having a good game. Not surprised he shot down the tunnel with his arsee in his hand.
col8
09/12/2007 21:26:00
0
Think it might have had something to do with the fact that he was reportedly unwell col8, although that was something I learned after the game. Otherwise agree, it was a strange decision.
glensider
10/12/2007 22:06:00
0
Barry wasn't happy with the Bouma substitution either. I don't think he likes playing full back. I presumed he'd taken Bouma off to play 3 at the back and match the 5 man midfield but Barry simply replaced Bouma initially which was strange to me. NRC wasn't going to play the incisive pass so where was it going to come from then. Didn't help that PB didn't play as well as he can ...
Silver Fox
11/12/2007 07:36:00
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