Ithink a draw was the right result in the end after another thoroughly entertaining game.
I thought Pompey were excellent in the first half – to have seven corners in the first half to Leeds’ none, showed that they were on top.
They looked solid, David Nugent up front and Kanu just in behind worked well and I thought Pompey were excellent across the middle of the park.
Joel Ward and Hayden Mullins did really well and Liam Lawrence and John Utaka did their jobs, too.
At half-time I was more than happy to go in at 1-0 up.
If you create six or seven chances, you would hope to convert more than just one.
But they weren’t clear-cut chances.
Probably the best chance – other than the goal – was a good ball in from the right for Utaka, who tried a little back-flick.
And Greg Halford’s early header that hit the crossbar was a good jump.
But two goals would have given them a bit of extra insurance because Steve Cotterill will know Pompey are still a bit fragile at the back.
At half-time, I’m sure he would have been positive about what had been done but reminded them what still needed to be done.
Steve questioned the decision for the free-kick in Leeds’ first equaliser.
It was a very good delivery but it needed to be dealt with better going into the box.
The second equaliser was down to poor defending as well.
The manager will be disappointed the Leeds player has been allowed to turn and get a shot away without either Pompey centre-back picking him up.
Leeds would probably say the same thing about Utaka’s goal, though.
It was a fairly hopeful ball but Utaka did well to use his body strength and kept the shot low to score.
There were plenty of positives but it’s rare that you get a game where everything goes your way.
But I have to say that I thought Ward was outstanding.
He can be whatever he wants to be and can play anywhere.
I was a bit surprised as I thought he may go in at centre-back, having grown up playing there.
But he has gained ability and confidence by playing regularly.
The goal was good technique and the manager will be delighted with how he’s progressing.
Carl Dickinson did a bit better and perhaps it helped that he played against Robert Snodgrass so recently.
There were signs of improvement from him.
It was a thoroughly entertaining game and the power cut added to the mix.
I thought we could have carried on when they went out the first time but it was good that they held out to get the game finished.
I think I played once where the lights went out when I was at Swindon.
But I think we were losing and someone tried to pull the plug out!