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  • English League 1
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Prenton Park
TranmereTranmerevPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Taylor, 31
  • O'Halloran, 74
2
  • Gyepes, 50
  • Jervis, 75

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Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Allan (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90+4 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Lee Williamson tries a through ball, but Lee Williamson is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

89 mins:Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

89 mins:Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Foul by Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth).

88 mins:Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Scott Allan replaces Izale McLeod.

85 mins:Foul by Izale McLeod (Portsmouth).

85 mins:Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Lee Williamson replaces Darel Russell.

81 mins:Darel Russell (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

80 mins:Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Darel Russell (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Johannes Ertl with a cross.

79 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

78 mins:Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

78 mins:Brian Howard (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

77 mins:Attempt blocked. Izale McLeod (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Robinson with a cross.

76 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

76 mins:Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

74 mins:Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Portsmouth 1. Michael O'Halloran (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

72 mins:Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Adam McGurk.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Robinson with a cross.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

68 mins:Hand ball by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

66 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Jake Jervis replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

66 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

66 mins:Michael O'Halloran (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59 mins:Foul by Izale McLeod (Portsmouth).

59 mins:Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Darel Russell (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Robinson with a cross.

50 mins:Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Portsmouth 1. Gabor Gyepes (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Brian Howard with a cross.

49 mins:Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

49 mins:Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers).

47 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Portsmouth 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Portsmouth 0.

45+1 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

42 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Michael O'Halloran tries a through ball, but Michael O'Halloran is caught offside.

41 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

41 mins:Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

38 mins:Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

38 mins:Gabor Gyepes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35 mins:Foul by Darel Russell (Portsmouth).

35 mins:Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Robinson.

32 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

32 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

32 mins:Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Portsmouth 0. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam McGurk with a cross.

30 mins:Izale McLeod (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

29 mins:Foul by Izale McLeod (Portsmouth).

29 mins:Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam McGurk.

28 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

25 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

25 mins:Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Robinson.

22 mins:Hand ball by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

22 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

21 mins:Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

19 mins:Foul by Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers).

19 mins:Brian Howard (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15 mins:Foul by Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers).

15 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Michael O'Halloran tries a through ball, but Michael O'Halloran is caught offside.

11 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Izale McLeod tries a through ball, but Izale McLeod is caught offside.

9 mins:Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

9 mins:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

9 mins:Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Hand ball by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

3 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

3 mins:Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

2 mins:Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Michael O'Halloran tries a through ball, but Michael O'Halloran is caught offside.

1 mins:Foul by Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers).

1 mins:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Prenton Park
TranmereTranmerevPortsmouthPortsmouth
2
  • Taylor, 31
  • O'Halloran, 74
2
  • Gyepes, 50
  • Jervis, 75

match report

Tranmere missed the chance to open up a two-point lead at the top of League One as struggling Portsmouth earned a 2-2 draw at Prenton Park.

After an even start at Prenton Park, Tranmere's Adam McGurk had the first effort on target in the 20th minute but goalkeeper Simon Eastwood turned it round the post.

The league leaders took control with Liam Palmer bringing a diving block from defender Richard Rocha before Eastwood superbly tipped over Andy Robinson's curling effort.

The breakthrough arrived after 31 minutes as defender Ash Taylor rose to head in McGurk's pin-point cross from the right.

Boosted by the goal, Tranmere continued to press before the break and Eastwood had to rush out to clear his lines with Jake Cassidy looking to get in.

Portsmouth rallied after the interval and were level within five minutes of the restart as defender Gabor Gyepes headed home at the back post following Brian Howard's free-kick.

Rovers responded positively and restored their advantage in the 74th minute as on-loan Bolton striker Michael O'Halloran headed in Robinson's cross from the by-line.

But with home fans still celebrating, substitute Jake Jervis - who spent a month on loan at Prenton Park earlier in the season - equalised with a delightful curling effort.

Both sides pushed for the winner, with Palmer going closest only for Eastwood to save with his feet after the midfielder burst into the box.

team line-up

1Owain Williams
2Danny Holmes
14Zoumana Bakayogo
4Ash Taylor
5Ian Goodison
10Andy Robinson
6Liam Palmer
12Danny Harrison
9Jake Cassidy
20Michael O'Halloran
11Adam McGurk72

substitutes

33Jason Mooney
17Max Power
7Joe Thompson
23Donervon Daniels
19Michael Kay
16Cole Stockton72
3Paul Black

referee

David Webb

team line-up

13Simon Eastwood
2Mustapha Dumbuya
16Gabor Gyepes
3Jon Harley
33Ricardo Rocha
18Johannes Ertl
19Darel Russell83
8Brian Howard
26Nathaniel Mendez-Laing66
9Izale McLeod86
14Paul Benson

substitutes

1Phil Smith
23Scott Allan86
20Lubomir Michalik
7Lee Williamson83
22Adam Webster
11Jack Compton
17Jake Jervis66

referee

David Webb

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target74
shots off target74
corners53
tackles won00
offsides33