Pompey 2 Crewe 0 RECAP as fans have a day to savour on Fratton league return
Football returns to Fratton Park in earnest today as Crewe Alexandra visit in the first home fixture of the campaign.
Pompey look to make it back-to-back wins against David Artell’s side and inject some early impetus into the season.
Danny Cowley’s side have been boosted by the double arrival of Joe Morrell and Louis Thompson this week, to boost his threadbare midfield options.
But he will be without the suspended Callum Johnson after his appeal for a controversial red card at Millwall on Tuesday was rejected.
We will be building up to the 3pm kick-off with early news and discussion over the key talking points.
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Then it’s the team news at 2pm with video reaction and live warm-ups.
After that it’s live blow-by-blow commentary on an afternoon many supporters have been anticipating for 17 months, since the game was first stopped by the Covid pandemic.
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LIVE! Pompey 2 Crewe Alexandra 0
Last updated: Saturday, 14 August, 2021, 17:35
- Four changes for Pompey
- Marquis 1-0 (48min)
- Harness 2-0 (65min)
Quick free-kick from Jacobs and Brown shoots but it’s blocked for a corner
Porter replaces Mandron
Curtis arrows a powerful drive just past the upright from just outside the box
Pompey looking comfortable here knocking the ball around
Ball across the face of goal from Long serves as a warning to Pompey. No Crewe player able to apply the finish.
Marquis off for Hirst who gets a fine ovation
We are top of the league
For what it’s worth Pompey are top of the table at this early stage of the season
Nice ovation for Jacobs and Reeco as he is replaced
Reeco off for Jacobs