Kenny Jackett: Wycombe were a tough nut to crack - but Portsmouth had the quality
Kenny Jackett saluted Pompey’s match-winning quality and insisted: Wycombe are a tough nut to crack.
The Blues this afternoon produced an impressive 2-0 win over the League One leaders at Fratton Park in the pouring rain.
It followed on from Saturday’s victory over second-placed Ipswich as Pompey made it one defeat in 13 in all competitions.
Wycombe represented a bigger test than the Tractor Boys, with the hosts required to remain patient against the Chairboys’ customary time-killing tactics.
Then second-half goals from Ben Close and Ronan Curtis secured a result Jackett described as ‘hard fought’.
Pompey’s boss said: ‘Perseverance won in the end, there were big moments and we made the difference.
‘It was a very, very hard-fought game, Wycombe are top for a reason, you could see today how good they are and how hard they are to beat, their spirit and work-rate was fantastic.
‘It was a very good win to overcome them, a lot of perseverance, and, I have got to say, by the end a very good clean sheet.
‘They are tough and have some good players coming off the bench as well. A tough nut to crack, Wycombe are a good side.
‘We lost to a late goal earlier in the season, their defensive record is fantastic, they are a tough nut to crack because they have good players in every department and are top for a reason.
‘A key moment or two of quality helped us.’