OXFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Portsmouth players look on as Oxford players celebrate winning 5-4 on penalties during the Sky Bet League One Play Off Semi-final 2nd Leg match between Oxford United and Portsmouth FC at Kassam Stadium on July 06, 2020 in Oxford, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

'Will question role in equaliser... penalty miss blotted good display' - Neil Allen's Portsmouth ratings as Oxford progress on penalties

Check out Neil Allen’s Pompey match ratings from tonight’s disappointing play-off defeat at the hands of Oxford.

By Mark McMahon
Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:33 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:58 pm

The game went to extra-time and penalties as another Pompey opener was cancelled out by the U’s – this time Marcus Harness’ fine first-half strike which was levelled by a Ellis Harrison own goal on the stroke of half-time – to leave the game 2-2 on aggregate.

Little separated the two teams on penalties either, until Cameron McGeehan’s effort was saved by former Blues keeper Simon Eastwood.

That allowed the hosts to take advantage of the miss, with Cameron Brannagan doing just that with the last penalty of the shootout to give Oxford a 5-4 win.

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