Pompey v Sheff United: Hot or Not?

Hermann Hreidarsson in action against Sheffield United
Hermann Hreidarsson in action against Sheffield United
Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

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npower Championship at Fratton Park on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pompey

Jamie Ashdown – Good handling - 7

Ritchie de Laet – Excellent overlapping - 7

Greg Halford – Competent showing - 7

Ricardo Rocha – Sublime again - 8

Hermann Hreidarsson – What a character - 8

Jonathan Hogg (70 mins Aaron Mokoena – Added steel - 5) – Not at his best - 6

Hayden Mullins – Battled away - 7

Joel Ward (70 mins Kanu – Gave more options - 5) – Did okay - 6

David Cotterill (80 mins Carl Dickinson) – Fits and starts - 6

David Nugent – Had his moments - 7

Dave Kitson – Led line well - 7

Subs Not Used; Darryl Flahavan, Tom Kilbey, Nadir Ciftci.

Sheffield United

Steve Simonsen – Can’t be faulted - 6

Nyron Nosworthy (77 mins Marcus Bent) – Better after break - 7

Johannes Ertl – Struggled to cope - 6

Neill Collins – Stood firm - 7

Matthew Lowton – Shaky at times - 6

Bjorn Helge Riise – Superb delivery - 8

Michael Doyle (71 mins Sam Vokes – Aerial threat - 6) – Dug in - 6

Lee Williamson – Driving force - 7

Stephen Quinn – Full of energy - 8

Chad Evans – Not too bad - 7

Richard Cresswell (77 mins Daniel Bogdanovic) – Costly misses - 5

Subs Not Used; George Long, Joe Mattock, Nick Montgomery, Rob Kozluk.

Attendance; 15,096

Referee; Russell Booth (Nottinghamshire) – Handled things well - 7

Man Of The Match; Hermann Hreidarsson – Renaissance continues as he defended like a lion and popped up at the other end to grab the match-winner.

We Want Him; Bjorn Helge Riise – The Fulham loanee produced excellent delivery from wide positions and was full of ideas.

We Don’t Want Him; Richard Cresswell – Frittered away the Blades’ best chances and that proved so costly for the strugglers.

Magic Moment; Hermann Hreidarsson’s inevitably over-the-top celebrations after his match-winner.

Their Manager; Micky Adams – Posed problems but lack of cutting edge cost them.