Whittingham: We can fight on

Caretaker-manager Guy Whittingham has refused to write off Portsmouth's chances of staying up after their 2-0 win over Coventry.

Last Updated: 23/03/13 at 20:02

Guy Whittingham: Squares up to challenge

Guy Whittingham: Squares up to challenge

Coventry striker Gary McSheffrey's seventh-minute spot kick was saved by Pompey goalkeeper Simon Eastwood before strikes from Jed Wallace and Patrick Agyemang sealed the points for Whittingham's side.

Whittingham said: "A clean sheet is great and to go and score two goals is better.

"Simon did well to save the penalty and that was the springboard for us.

"There are enough games to go for us to stay up, but we know we have a 10-point deduction coming so it is a big ask."

Eastwood's early penalty save heroics came after Coventry striker Cody McDonald had been tripped by Shaun Cooper.

McSheffrey's misery was compounded on the quarter-hour mark as relegation-haunted Pompey took the lead. Wallace played a clever one-two with Cooper before steering the ball past a despairing Joe Murphy and into the roof of the net from six yards.

Eastwood was Pompey's hero again at the start of the second half as he reacted smartly to keep out Cyrus Christie's well-struck curling shot.

The home keeper was called into action once more in the 54th minute, parrying Aaron Martin's long-range shot before Franck Moussa drilled a rebound effort inches wide.

Coventry improved after half-time and it took another excellent save from Eastwood to tip over Moussa's long-range attempt before Agyemang put the game out of reach 14 minutes from time with an excellent flicked header from Liam Walker's centre.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is nice, isn't it? [smiles affectionately at the scene around him]

surprisedicare
Sturridge eyes Chelsea return

G

osh, a renowned financial businessman. A financial businessman.That's absolutely a real thing.

spuzzell
Expert: Moyes sacking about money

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

Footer 365

Ian Ayre believes Liverpool's owners FSG deserve praise for saving Premier League club

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has paid tribute to the club's owners Fenway Sports Group for saving the club.

Transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin happy to stay at Southampton

Morgan Schneiderlin insists he is happy to stay at Southampton and will never try and engineer a move away.

Premier League: Adam Johnson says Sunderland believe they can avoid relegation

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson says their shock victory over Chelsea has given them belief they can beat the drop.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property