Monday 24 July 2017

Pompey fall to Greening

Fulham's Jonathan Greening's goal added to Portsmouth's misery, final score 1 - 0 Photo: Getty Images
Fulham's Jonathan Greening's goal added to Portsmouth's misery, final score 1 - 0 Photo: Getty Images

Portsmouth's misery continued as Jonathan Greening's first goal for Fulham condemned the financially stricken club to another defeat last night.

Pompey, adrift at the foot of the table, have lurched from one crisis to another this season, with players and staff again being paid late. Manager Avram Grant has, though, vowed to stick with the beleaguered Fratton Park club.

Indeed, Pompey had shown an improvement following the return of their African Nations Cup trio Nadir Belhadj, Hassan Yebda and Aruna Dindane, and Kevin Prince Boateng had a couple of chances in the first half.

However, Fulham made the breakthrough with 16 minutes left as Greening netted at the far post.

For Pompey, things are likely to get worse before they get better, as Grant must now rally his beleaguered troops for a trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

Irish Independent

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