nPower Championship at Vicarage Road on Saturday January 1, 2011.
Jamie Ashdown - Left exposed - 6
Greg Halford - Foolish dismissal - 5
Ibrahima Sonko** - Not bad - 6
Aaron Mokoena - Below par - 5
Carl Dickinson - Struggled against Buckley - 6
Nadir Ciftci* - Found it tough - 4
Hayden Mullins - Plugged away - 6
Joel Ward - Can't fault effort - 6
John Utaka - Kept going - 7
Kanu - Good first half - 7
David Nugent - Very quiet - 6
Tom Kilbey* (60 mins) Good challenges – 5
Hermann Hreidarsson** (85 mins)
Subs not used: Darryl Flahavan, Ricardo Rocha.
Scott Loach - Little to do - 6
Lloyd Doyley - Solid presence - 7
Martin Taylor - Dominated - 7
Adrian Mariappa - Excellent defending - 8
Andrew Taylor - Stunning strike - 8
John Eustace* - Kept things simple - 7
Don Cowie - Neat and tidy - 7
Will Buckley** - Thorn in Pompey's side - 8
Jordon Mutch - Performed well - 7
Marvin Sordell*** - A real handful - 9
Danny Graham - Clinical - 7
Ross Jenkins* (60 mins) – slotted in well
Matt Whichelow** (88 mins)
Gavin Massey*** (90 mins)
Subs not used: Rene Gilmartin, Josh Walker,
Dale Bennett, Adam Thompson.
STAR MAN: Kanu
Faded after the break but still Pompey's best player with his ageless touch and guile.
The final whistle bringing the curtain down on a desperately disappointing evening.
LET'S 'AVE HIM: Marvin Sordell
A constant menace with his ability which ripped Pompey to shreds at times.
HE'S ALL YOURS: Scott Loach
Obviously a talented player, but the keeper was not given the opportunity to impress like his team-mates.
THE BOSS: Malky Mackay
Produced a team, imaginative and full of energy, who deservedly won.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Andy D'Urso (Essex)
Was generally spot-on with his decisions. - 7