Pompey v Barnsley: Hot or Not?

Kanu's 20-minute cameo earned him the match plaudits
Kanu's 20-minute cameo earned him the match plaudits
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npower Championship at Fratton Park on Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pompey

Jamie Ashdown – Excellent handling - 7

Ritchie de Laet – Some silly errors – 6 - BOOKED

Greg Halford – Growing into role - 7

Ricardo Rocha – Excellent again - 8

Hermann Hreidarsson – Adds so much steel – 7 - BOOKED

Liam Lawrence (40 mins Aaron Mokoena – Uncomfortable at times - 5) – Injury victim - 6

Hayden Mullins – Was everywhere - 8

Joel Ward (70 mins Kanu – What an entrance - 8) – Chased hard - 6

David Cotterill – Decent debut - 7

David Nugent – Good in flashes - 6

Dave Kitson – Should have scored – 6 - BOOKED

Subs not used; Darryl Flahavan, Ibrahima Sonko, Carl Dickinson, Nadir Ciftci, Tom Kilbey.

Barnsley

Luke Steele – Two wonder saves - 8

Bobby Hassell – Solid enough - 6

Jason Shackell – Caught the eye - 8

Paul McShane – Ragged at times – 5 - BOOKED

Kieran Trippier – Not bad - 6

Nathan Doyle – Impressive work rate - 7

Diego Arismendi – Failed to sparkle - 6

Jacob Mellis (87 mins Andy Gray) – Bright future – 7 - BOOKED

Danny Haynes – Faded after brilliant first half – 7 - BOOKED

Jim O’Brien (54 mins Garry O’Connor – Looked unfit - 5) – Tried hard - 6

Frank Nouble (68 mins Jacob Butterfield – Did okay - 5) – Poor touches - 5

Subs not used; David Preece, Matt Hill, Goran Lovre, Alastair Taylor.

Attendance; 14,318

Referee; Roger East (Wiltshire) – Not too bad - 6

Man of the Match; Kanu – Spent just 20 minutes on the pitch, yet changed the game and proved to be the priceless matchwinner.

We Want Him; Luke Steele – Had only two saves to make but what top-quality saves they were, frustrating both Nugent and Kitson with his brilliance.

We Don’t Want Him; Paul McShane – Endured a poor debut in the Barnsley defence and too often had to be bailed out by partner Jason Shackell.

Their Manager; Mark Robins – His side looked to have done enough for a point only for Kanu to intervene.

Magic Moment; Kanu’s late headed winner which finally earned a Fratton Park win.