Leicester v Pompey

Ricardo Rocha kept Yakubu quiet at the Walkers Stadium
Ricardo Rocha kept Yakubu quiet at the Walkers Stadium
Dion Donohue. Picture: Colin Farmery

New boy’s bitter-sweet Pompey experience

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npower Championship at the Walkers Stadium, Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pompey

Jamie Ashdown – Excellent stops - 8

Ritchie de Laet – Impressive as ever - 7

Ricardo Rocha – Magnificent again - 8

Greg Halford – Occasional lapses - 6

Hermann Hreidarsson – Defensively sound - 7

Jonathan Hogg – Great competitor – 7

Hayden Mullins – True grit - 7

Liam Lawrence – Welcome return - 7

David Cotterill (64 mins Joel Ward – Added energy - 6) – Ineffective - 5

Dave Kitson – Workaholic - 7

David Nugent (74 mins Carl Dickinson – Got stuck in – 5 - BOOKED) – Super finish – 8 - BOOKED

Subs Not Used: Darryl Flahavan, Nadir Ciftci, Kanu, Tom Kilbey.

Leicester

Ricardo – Very shaky - 6

Kyle Naughton – Good prospect - 7

Jeffrey Bruma – Did well - 7

Sol Bamba – Physical presence - 8

Ben Mee – Too lightweight - 6

Yuki Abe (61 mins Lloyd Dyer – Plenty of pace - 6) – Tidy enough - 6

Richie Wellens – Good distribution - 8

Andy King – Was everywhere - 7

Darius Vassell (68 mins Martyn Waghorn – Goal threat - 6) – Appalling final delivery - 5

Yakubu – Woeful showing - 4

Paul Gallagher – Dead-ball threat - 7

Subs Not Used; Chris Weale, Miguel Vitor, Joao Teixeira, Matt Oakley, Bruno Berner.

Referee; Paul Tierney (Lancashire) – Erratic but harmless - 6

Attendance; 26,645

Man of the Match; Ricardo Rocha – In the form of his Pompey life and masterminded another outstanding defensive display.

We Want Him; Sol Bamba – Threat in both penalty areas and a real man mountain who seemed to swallow up everything in his path.

We Don’t Want Him; Yakubu – Ended up being booed by his own fans as he looked a shadow of the striker Pompey fans remember.

Magic Moment; The hapless Yakubu treated to a rendition of ‘Quashie, Quashie’ after one awful shot.

Their Manager; Sven-Goran Eriksson – Tried everything but couldn’t break Pompey defence.