'Magnificent display of goalkeeping... didn't look out of place' - Neil Allen's Portsmouth player ratings from penalties win at Oxford

Pompey ensured they topped the Leasing.com Trophy Southern Group B following a penalties win at Oxford.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 12:00 am
Portsmouth players including Ellis Harrison and Ben Close applauds the fans after the the team won the penalty shoot out at full time during the Leasing.com EFL Trophy match between Oxford United and Portsmouth at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England on 8 October 2019.

The Blues came out 5-4 winners in the shoot-out after it had finished 2-2 in normal time. Kenny Jackett’s men have now set up a home tie in the last 32 having gone unbeaten in their three group matches. Bradley Lethbridge and Anton Walkes struck in either half for the Blues. Pompey’s penalty scorers were Gareth Evans, Ellis Harrison, Ryan Williams, Paul Downing and Brandon Haunstrup. Here’s how Neil Allen rated the Blues players in the shoot-out triumph at Oxford.

Magnificent display of goalkeeping - 9
Thought he had won it late - 7

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Composed throughout - 7
Very comfortable around centre-half - 7
Didnt look out of place - 7
Tireless as ever and weighed in with assist - 8
(replaced by Ben Close on 46 mins) Such a mature display on debut - 7
Livewire down the right - 7
(replaced by Gareth Evans on 46 mins) Another hand in a goal - 7
Came to life in second half - 7
(replaced by Ellis Harrison on 63 mins) Lovely to see maiden goal - 7
(replaced Harvey Rew on 46 mins) Strengthened hold on midfield - 7
(replaced Josh Flint on 46 mins) Added another dimension - 7
(replaced Brad Lethbridge on 63 minutes) Good energy - 6