LiveRECAP: John Marquis misses penalty as Portsmouth held to to goalless stalemate at Crewe
Pompey aim to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Crewe Alexandra tonight (6pm).
Danny Cowley’s perfect record since taking the Fratton Park hot seat came to an end on Saturday with a defeat to Burton – and he’ll want a big response.
However, the Blues’ attacking problems are well documented heading up to Gresty Road.
Pompey may just have three senior forward options in Ronan Curtis, Ryan Williams and Marcus Harness available.
Ellis Harrison and Michael Jacobs (both knee) are both ruled out for the remainder of the season, while Jordy Hiwula remains a long-term absence with an ankle problem.
To add to Cowley’s problems, John Marquis is also a major doubt with an ankle issue – despite being available once again having served a three-match suspension for a red card at Shrewsbury Town.
We’ll have all of the live updates as Pompey bid to continue their League One play-off push.
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Crewe 0 Pompey 0
Last updated: Tuesday, 13 April, 2021, 20:02
- Marquis fit to start after ankle doubts
- Cowley makes two changes from Burton defeat
- Marquis has penalty saved in 59th minute
Crewe 0 Pompey 0
Blues will ultimately rue John Marquis’ missed penalty in the 59th minute
Somehow the decision goes the other way and Crewe have a drop ball in their own half
Pompey win a free-kick down the right-hand side as George Byers is fouled. One last chance
A Crewe player is currently down injured
George Byers tries to get Ronan Curtis away but Crewe defend well before the Irishman commits a foul
Tom Naylor’s long-range drive runs wide of the far post
Crewe are starting to knock on the door. That man Tom Lowery again shows great skills to send a cross to the far post but Chris Porter just can’t get on the end of it
Tom Lowery jinks himself a bit of space and tries to bend an effort into the top corner, but it runs wide of the far post
Marcus Harness tries to slide in George Byers but just overhits the pass
77 - Pompey booking
Callum Johnson issued a yellow card for a foul on Anthony Gordon
Marcus Harness does well to win Pompey a corner down the right.
Harvey White swings in the set-piece but it’s dealt with by Crewe
74 - Pompey sub
George Byers replaces Ryan Williams
72 - Pompey sub
Harvey White replaces Ben Close
Mikael Mandron takes the ball down in Pompey’s box but Sean Raggett makes a crucial challenge