Pompey v Crystal Palace: Hot or not?

David Cotterill beats Palace's Dean Moxey
David Cotterill beats Palace's Dean Moxey
Dave Wright. Picture: Colin Farmery

Boss hoping Wright can bolster Pompey’s squad

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npower Championship at Fratton Park on Tuesday, February 22 2011


Jamie Ashdown – Assured display 7

Ritchie De Laet – Best game yet 8

Greg Halford – Cool operator 7

Ricardo Rocha – Classy performance 8

Hermann Hreidarsson – Typically tenacious 7

Joel Ward (90 mins Aaron Mokoena) – Revelling in midfield role 7

Hayden Mullins – Up for it against old side 7

Jonathan Hogg – Ate up the yards 7 booked

David Cotterill – Tormented Palace 8

Dave Kitson – Led by example 7 booked

David Nugent – Confidence in thriving 7

Subs not used: Darryl Flahavan, Carl Dickinson, Nadir Ciftci, Tom Kilbey

Crystal Palace

Julian Speroni – Won’t be happy with goal 6

Nathaniel Clyne – Worried by Nugent booked 5

Anthony Gardner – Put his foot in 7

Dean Moxey – Torn apart by Cotterill 5

David Wright – Pretty limited 5 booked

Kagisho Dikgacoi – Kept fighting 6

Patrick McCarthy – Plenty to do 6 booked

Darren Ambrose – Couldn’t get a foothold 5

Neil Danns (71 mins Jermaine Easter) – On the fringes 5 booked

Sean Scannell (71mins Wilfried Zaha) – Not effective 5

James Vaughan (81mins Steffen Iversen) – Kept under wraps 5

Subs not used: Lewis Price, Claude Davis, Adam Barrett, Pablo Counago

Attendance: 15,641

Referee: Brendan Malone (Wiltshire) Some quirky decisions 5

Man of the Match: David Cotterill. Positive runs aplenty and countless crosses. Exciting link-up with De Laet.

We Want Him: Anthony Gardner – Been key in Palace’s revival. Kept at it as his side were pummelled.

He’s All Yours: Dean Moxey – Will not want to see David Cotterill in a hurry.

Their Manager: Dougie Freedman – Caught out by Pompey’s switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation which saw them dominate for long periods

Magic Moment: James Vaughan’s first-half airshot that saw him end up flat on his backside in front of the Fratton End