Danny Cowley’s men are looking to kickstart their play-off charge against their old foes, and, as usual there’s plenty of sub-plots going into the game.
We will be discussing all of those issues ahead of 3pm, with team news and reaction an hour before kick-off.
As ever, there will be video and more talking points dissected before we bring you live blow-by-blow commentary.
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LIVE: Sunderland 1 Pompey 0
Last updated: Saturday, 22 January, 2022, 16:54
- Three changes for Pompey - Robertson, Hackett and Curtis in for Ogilvie, Brown and Hirst. Ogilvie has a nose injury and hasn’t trained. Bass not in squad as he gets set for loan exit.
- Embleton 1-0 (40min)
What a run from Jacobs as he powers past the red and white shirts. It looks as if he’s going to go all the way until he’s crowded out at the depth. More attacking quality there than we’ve seen from Pompey all half.
Jacobs on for Robertson
Williams booked for a foul on Doyle
Harness runs at Evan and the Sunderland man gets the luck as the ball hits his heels without him knowing much about it.
Romeo booked for pulling back Cirkin after losing the ball to the former Spurs man.
Neil 30 yarder gathered by Bazunu.
Curtis and Thompson off for Hirst and Williams.
Raggett clears the corner.
Dangerous cross put behind for a corner by Robertson.
Looks like Hirst and Williams being readied.