LivePortsmouth 2 Ipswich Town 1: Relive the action as the Cowley era begins in victory!

Today really is the day after Danny Cowley was unveiled as Pompey boss yesterday.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 3:01 pm

Cowley along with brother, Nicky, will be in the dugout for today’s clash with Ipswich Town after being put in charge of the Blues until the end of the season.

In opposition will be Paul Cook, after he returns to Fratton Park after leading his old side to League Two title success on the final day of the 2016-17 campaign.

We will be building up to the 1pm kick-off with all the pre-match chat and news.

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Then it’s the team news at midday before we gear up to live commentary as the action gets underway.

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Pompey v Ipswich Town

Pompey 2 Ipswich 1

Last updated: Saturday, 20 March, 2021, 15:33

  • Norwood opens scoring (32min)
  • Naylor levels (42min)
  • Danny Cowley’s first game in charge of Pompey (1pm)
  • Two changes for Pompey as Harness and Hiwula come in for Nicolaisen and Close
  • Paul Cook returns as Ipswich boss
  • Harness 2-1 (72min)

Report and reaction to follow at portsmouth.co.uk as the Cowley era begins with a much-needed victory!

Full-time: Pompey 2 Ipswich 1

Pompey keep ball in the corner

Great pressing from Pompey forces Ipswich to concede a throw

Five mins stoppage time

Bolton’s header so nearly settles it from a corner but Holy saves his close-range header

Pompey so nearly have a third as Curtis crosses and it’s almost an own goal from Nsiala

Curtis is playing as a striker since Hiwula went off. Doing well holding the ball up

Pompey corner is easily cleared. Poor by Curtis

Pompey putting in the hard yards to protect this lead - it will be the first time they’ve come from behind to win in nearly two years if they hold on!

Dozzell’s free-kick is headed wide at the back post

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