Oxford 2 Portsmouth 2 (4-5 penalties) - picture gallery from the Blues' Leasing.com Trophy penalties victory

Pompey ensured they progressed to the knockout stage of the Leasing.com Trophy as Southern Group B winners after a 5-4 penalties victory at Oxford.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 11:01 pm

It had finished 2-2 after 90 minutes but the Blues secured a shoot-out victory with Josh Ruffels, Dan Agyei and Sam Long all failing to convert from 12 yards for the U’s. Matty Taylor had fired Karl Robinson’s side ahead after 21 minutes before Bradley Lethbridge levelled for Pompey 12 minutes later. Anton Walkes looked to have won it in normal time for the Blues, netting on 85 minutes. But defender Rob Dickie struck in stoppage-time to force penalties. Gareth Evans, Ellis Harrison, Ryan Williams, Paul Downing and Brandon Haunstrup all converted from the spot as Pompey clinched victory. Check out our picture gallery from the Blues’ penalties win at Oxford.

Pompey check out the playing surface prior to kick-off
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Pompey fans in the stands before kick-off
Andy Cannon runs with the ball
Ryan Williams tries to take the ball is his stride
Oxford manager Karl Robinson watches on
Alex Bass is beaten by Matty Taylor's strike
Josh Flint gets a shot off
Brad Lethbridge fires Pompey level
Joe Hancott congratulates team-mate Brad Lethbridge after grabbing his first Pompey senior goal
Brad Lethbridge celebrates with Leon Maloney
Brandon Haunstrup keeps his cool under pressure
Anton Walkes takes the ball on his chest
Leon Maloney tries his luck
Alex Bass pulls off a save
Leon Maloney plays a pass
Anton Walkes pokes past Simon Eastwood
Anton Walkes celebrates with Ryan Williams