Oxford United v Portsmouth: RECAP as Blues crash out of the League One play-offs

Pompey have fallen to League One play-off defeat at Oxford United.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 7:44 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 11:44 pm
Pompey players stand on the halfway line during the penalty shoot-out. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

The Blues’ promotion bid has fallen short for successive seasons after losing on penalties at the Kassam Stadium.

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It means Pompey are confined to a fourth year in the third tier, having lost to Sunderland in the play-off semi-finals last season.

Here's all the reaction from tonight’s loss...

Oxford 1 Pompey 2 (2-2) - League One play-off second leg updates

Last updated: Monday, 06 July, 2020, 21:58

  • Pompey must create history to progress to League One play-off final
  • A win is a must at the Kassam Stadium - something they have failed to do in seven previous play-off outings
  • Friday’s first-leg tie finished 1-1 after 90 minutes
  • Clash heads to extra-time
  • Penalties as the two sides can’t be separated after 210 minutes of football
  • Pompey out of play-offs after penalty defeat to Oxford

Michael Eisner’s reaction to tonight’s loss

Kenny Jackett’s snap post-match interview

Kenny Jackett’s snap thoughts

It’s not easy to break sides down and both sides found it difficult.

I don’t think anyone got on top and it was a case of grinding it out.

Their keeper has found the one save out of 10 penalties. Cam’s hit the target and hit it low, but he’s been a good player for us and needs to get over it pretty quickly.

Heartbreak for Cameron McGeehan

Not a better chance

All the reaction coming up

We’ll be bringing you all the fallout from tonight’s clash as Pompey miss out on promotion and will spend a fourth season in League One.

Kenny Jackett should be speaking to the press, likewise his counterpart Karl Robinson and a Blues player.

Pressure on Jackett

Missed opportunity .We lead in both games . Pressure will be to get rid of Kenny Jackett.

Gaffer for a day Mark Harvey

The play-off curse continues

That’s now eight games without a play-off victory for Pompey after their defeat to Oxford on penalties.

Penalty heartache for Pompey

Pompey out 5-4 on spot kicks. Sickening 

GOAL Pompey are out

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