Pompey v Leeds United: Hot or Not?

Joel Ward in action against Leeds United.
Joel Ward in action against Leeds United.
Brett Pitman. Picture: Joe Pepler

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nPower Championship at Fratton Park on Saturday January 22, 2011.

POMPEY

Jamie Ashdown - Great late stop - 7

Ritchie de Laet* - Exposed at times - 6

Greg Halford - Did okay - 7

Ibrahima Sonko - Aerial dominance - 7

Carl Dickinson - Costly error for first goal - 6

Liam Lawrence - Teased both full-backs - 7

Hayden Mullins - Great foil for Ward - 8

Joel Ward - Outstanding showing - 9

John Utaka - On his game - 8

David Nugent - Missed first-half chances - 7

Kanu - Subdued display - 6

SUBSTITUTES

Ricardo Rocha* (54 mins) – slotted in well 6

Subs not used: Darryl Flahavan, Hermann Hreidarsson, Tom Kilbey, Nadir Ciftci

LEEDS UNITED

Kasper Schmeichel - Competent showing - 7

Paul Connolly - Steadie Eddie - 7

Alex Bruce - Largely comfortable - 7

Leigh Brinby - Troubled by Utaka - 6

George McCartney - Minimum of fuss - 7

Jonathan Howson - Driving force - 8

Bradley Johnson - Gritty display - 7

Robert Snodgrass - Premier League calling - 9

Sanchez Watt - AWOL - 5*

Max Gradel - Bundle of energy - 7

Luciano Vecchio - Quality performer - 8

SUBSTITUTES

David Somma (62 minutes) Stunning equaliser - 7*

Subs not used: Shane Higgs, Billy Paynter, Lloyd Sam, Ross McCormack, Neill Collins, Ben Parker

STAR MAN: Joel Ward

Stunning goal but it was all-round display which put the blossoming youngster head and shoulders above the rest.

MAGIC MOMENT

Both sets of fans singing about the floodlights when they stopped working for a second time.

LET’S ‘AVE HIM: Robert Snodgrass

Wonderful showing from a player oozing with quality and destined for the Premier League.

HE’S ALL YOURS: Sanchez Watt

Highly-regarded Arsenal loanee but struggled to impose himself.

THE BOSS: Simon Grayson

Rallied his side at the break and they fought back to grab a deserved point.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)

Sensible showing - 7