Blues boss rues controversial goal

Pompey boss Michael Appleton. Picture: Robin Jones
Pompey boss Michael Appleton. Picture: Robin Jones
Luke Leahy is congratulated for his opener Picture: Joe Pepler

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Michael Appleton believes the crucial goal at Millwall should not have stood.

Dany N’Guessan struck with nine minutes left at The Den this afternoon to condemn Pompey to a 1-0 loss.

N’Guessan floored Hayden Mullins before dispatching a finish past Stephen Henderson.

Appleton thought Pompey should have done better from a defensive perspective, although he felt there was a push on Mullins.

He believed his team looked largely comfortable before the strike – although they needed a greater threat going forward.

Appleton said: ‘It was a goal we didn’t think should have stood.

‘I thought our approach play was good in the first half.

‘We just lacked a bit of cutting edge.

‘That will come but their goal was a concern.

‘I thought we were comfortable until the goal.

‘We kept going until the end, though.’