Guy Whittingham admitted that Pompey’s 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest might have flattered them as he praised Stephen Henderson’s match-turning save.
The Blues were 1-0 up through Erik Huseklepp’s stylish opener on the stroke of half-time, but Henderson made a tremendous stop to deny Robbie Findley after the break as Pompey went on to add further goals through Dave Kitson and Huseklepp’s close-range second.
Joint caretaker boss Whittingham said: ‘In the end, it was a great win.
‘Was it a 3-0 game? I’m not so sure it was really.
‘I think the turning point was Stephen Henderson’s save. I thought it was a fantastic save and it would have been so much harder for us if it had been 1-1 at that point.
‘But we’re delighted with the three points. Everyone worked really hard for the win and it was a great atmosphere.’
Asked if he expected it to be his last match in joint charge before a new manager is appointed, Whittingham replied: ‘I’ve no idea. We just carry on as we are until we’re told differently.’