Conor Chaplin booked for excessively celebrating after helping out Portsmouth by netting Coventry’s winner at Sunderland

Conor Chaplin proved Pompey remains close to his heart.

Sunday, 14th April 2019, 6:40 pm
Conor Chaplin. Picture: Andrew Fosker/PinPep

The former fans’ favourite did the Blues a huge favour in the League One automatic promotion race.

Chaplin came off the bench to net the winner in Coventry’s pulsating 5-4 victory over Sunderland this afternoon.

Just two minutes after his introduction, the striker drilled home in the 79th minute to inflict a first home defeat of the season on the Black Cats.

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With Pompey defeating Rochdale 4-1, it meant they moved level on points with Jack Ross’ men with just five games remaining.

And following his goal, Chaplin celebrated zealously – causing him to be booked for his antics.

It also led to chants of He’s One Of Our Own being sung throughout Fratton Park.

And Chaplin heeded the wish.