‘Does the dirty work magnificently… Tried to inspire Pompey’ – Neil Allen’s Portsmouth player ratings following defeat to Sunderland

Check out Neil Allen’s Pompey player ratings from the Blues’ League One play-off semi-final first-leg game against Sunderland.

Saturday, 11th May 2019, 11:17 pm
The Pompey players applaud the travelling Fratton faithful Picture: Joe Pepler

The Black Cats take a 1-0 lead into Thursday’s second leg at Fratton Park thanks to substitute Chris Maguire’s 62nd-minute strike.

Tested little but superb second-half save
Dependable as ever

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Fascinating battle with Wyke
Tried to inspire Pompey with forward runs
Coped admirably in unfamiliar role
Dug in well
Does the dirty work magnificently
Very subdued on the night
Energy forced Ozturks sending off, before hitting the bar
(69 mins Viv Solomon-Otabor): Couldnt get involved enough
(69 mins Omar Bogle): Dominated by centre-halves
(69 mins for Hawkins): Made himself a nuisance
(69 mins for Curtis): little impact