Fratton's fab five Pompey goals

CONOR CHAPLIN gave us a Fratton Park goal to remember against Wycombe on Saturday.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:02 pm
Pedro Mendes scores his winner against Manchester City in 2006

That joins an illustrious list of strikes to remember on home soil.

JORDAN CROSS remembers five of the very best.

Guy Whittingham

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Gut Whittingham scored four against Bristol City that day in 1992

Pompey 4 Bristol Rovers 1

December 26, 1992

A goal etched in Fratton Park folklore as Guy Whittingham and Paul Walsh carved through Bristol Rovers with their one-twos before Corporal Punishment curled home on his right foot to complete his hat-trick.

Whittingham ended up with four goals that day.

Matt Taylor

Pedro Mendes

Pompey 2 Manchester City 1

March 11, 2006

THAT goal. Pompey headed into stoppage-time with their Premier League place looking increasingly precarious. Pedro Mendes cracked a sublime hit past David James in front of the Fratton End and sparked the Great Escape.

Glen Johnson scores against Hull in 2008

Matt Taylor

Pompey 2 Everton 0

December 09, 2006

His spectacular hit at Sunderland was something special but Matt Taylor, left, rated this effort as better.

Gary Roberts

A deflection off Kanu and the ball sat up for Taylor to smash the purest of 45-yard half-volleys past keeper Tim Howard.

Glen Johnson

Pompey 2 Hull 2

November 22, 2008

The ball dropped to Glen Johnson on his weaker left foot – yet that didn’t stop the right-back letting rip with a thunderous dipping volley from 30 yards in this Premier League encounter.

The effort went on to be named Match of the Day’s goal of the season.

Gary Roberts

Pompey 1 Bournemouth 2

January 30, 2016

Pompey channelled their inner Barcelona with this jaw-dropping goal of passing beauty in the Cup.

Bournemouth have a reputation for playing the beautiful game but 48 passes culminated in Roberts putting his side in front against the Premier League outfit.