Burnley v Pompey: Hot or not?

Star man: Joel Ward
Star man: Joel Ward
Pompey's Brett Pitman celebrates scoring his second goal against Rochdale at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South

Picture gallery: Pompey 2 Rochdale 0

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npower Championship at Turf Moor; Monday, April 25, 2010

Pompey

Jamie Ashdown – Some good stops – 8 - BOOKED

Ritchie de Laet (76 mins Carl Dickinson) – Good display - 7

Greg Halford – Stood firm - 7

Aaron Mokoena – Uncertain at times – 6 - BOOKED

Hermann Hreidarsson – Trouble by Elliott - 6

Joel Ward – So much energy - 8

Hayden Mullins – Was everywhere - 7

Jonathan Hogg (80 mins Danny Webber) – Can’t fault effort - 6

David Cotterill – A peripheral figure – 5 - BOOKED

David Nugent (90 mins Nadir Ciftci) – In and out - 7

Kanu – Soldiered on - 6

Subs not used; Darryl Flahavan.

Burnley

Brian Jensen – Crucial late stop - 7

Tyrone Mears – Set up equaliser - 8

Michael Duff – Comfortable afternoon - 7

Andre Bikey (87 mins Ross Wallace) – So commanding - 6

Danny Fox – Not bad - 6

Wade Elliott – A handful for Hermann - 8

Chris McCann (60 mins Nathan Delfouneso – Little impact - 5) – Nice touches - 6

Jack Cork – Game passed him by - 5

Chris Eagles – Wonderful talent - 9

Jay Rodriguez – Steady enough - 6

Chris Iwelumo (68 mins Steven Thompson – Added mobility - 6) – Physical presence - 7

Subs Not Used; Lee Grant, Graham Alexander, Clarke Carlisle, Marvin Bartley.

Attendance; 14,927

Referee; Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire) – Let game flow - 7

Man of the Match; Joel Ward – Boundless energy and enthusiasm epitomised a Pompey side which never kept on fighting.

We Want Him; Chris Eagles – Pure class from the midfielder with wonderful ability to create something out of nothing.

We Don’t Want Him; Jack Cork – Has a good reputation but struggled to impose himself in the centre of the park and overshadowed by Ward.

Magic Moment; David Nugent’s stunning strike which could yet be his last goal for Pompey.

Their Manager; Eddie Howe – Tried everything but could not break down the determined Blues.