LivePortsmouth's woes continue as they sink to third loss on spin to Sunderland - Watch Party reaction
Pompey host promotion rivals Sunderland tonight in what many believe is a must-win game for Kenny Jackett's side.
The sixth-placed Blues' Championship hopes are fading fast for another season, following a run of form that has seen them pick up just four points from a possible 18.
And with the Fratton faithful nervously looking over their shoulders at the teams immediately below them in the table, nothing other than a win over the Black Cats will do.
There's been no love lost between these two teams in recent seasons – and Lee Johnson's side will be determined to put another nail in the Pompey promotion coffin.
However, tonight's visitors have not won at Fratton Park since 1997.
But the history books will mean little come kick-off, with tonight's Pompey line-up in total control of how the game is decided and, ultimately, how rest of the season pans out.
It should be another intriguing battle. Kick-off is a 7.45pm.
Pompey 0 Sunderland 2
Last updated: Tuesday, 09 March, 2021, 21:11
- Pompey set to make changes for visit of Sunderland following Northampton humiliation
- Five changes from Northampton loss
- George Byers not in squad
- Sunderland haven’t won at Fratton Park since 1997
- Pompey looking to avoid a third straight defeat
- Wyke opens scoring for Sunderland
- Jones adds second after poor defensive error
59- Pompey double sub
Ellis Harrison and Harvey White replaced by Ronan Curtis and Michael Jacobs
Sunderland double their lead.
A poor pass to Sean Raggett results in a heavy touch and being robbed by Jordan Jones before he dinks over Craig MacGillivray,.
Jordan Jones sends in a cross that Jack Whatmough heads clear
Sunderland get the second half started
Neil Allen’s half-time verdict
Pompey 0 Sunderland 1.
The Blues rightfully behind at the break
Tom Naylor bursts into the box and stands up a cross for John Marquis but he fails to make any contact
Tom Naylor tries to pick out John Marquis at the far post but overcooks his ball and it runs out of play
Charlie Daniels overcooks a cross when in space down the left. Poor execution
Carl Winchester cracks a shot from outside the box that Craig MacGillivray gathers
Aiden McGeady has a sight on goal but is well wide.
Pompey adamant they should have a penalty as John Marquis goes down under a collision with Luke O’Nien but the referee interested.
Ellis Harrison profits from a Sunderland mistake at the back but lacks support.
The ball is then recycled to James Bolton down the right and his cross is cut out
White’s free-kick strikes the wall