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Match Preview: Bristol City v Pompey

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup test

9 January 2021

Bristol City v Pompey

It feels a long time since Pompey won at Hull to secure the Christmas number one spot in the third tier.

The next two games – against Swindon and Bristol Rovers – were postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak, while last Saturday’s scheduled trip to Accrington fell victim to a frozen pitch.

So Kenny Jackett will be relieved to see his side return to action this weekend – albeit with cup progress rather than league points on his mind.

The Blues visit Ashton Gate to take on Championship opposition in the form of Bristol City on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off).

And they have form against sides from that division, having knocked out Norwich and Barnsley in the past two seasons.

The Robins are currently sitting 10th in the table and are just four points outside the play-off spots, having seen their most recent game also called off due to Covid.

They are entering the FA Cup at this stage, while Pompey have already accounted for both Ipswich and King’s Lynn.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the sides since a couple of goalless Championship draws during the 2011/12 campaign.

Pompey were cup holders for a third round tie in January 2009, but needed a replay before triumphing 2-0 at Ashton Gate, courtesy of goals from Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar.

There are no replays in the FA Cup this season, with extra-time and, if needed, penalties used to settle any ties that are level after 90 minutes.

Clubs are now allowed to list nine substitutes on the bench and can use five of them (with an extra change allowed in extra-time).

Pompey have no injury concerns, with Lee Brown having returned to full training following a hamstring injury.

The latest round of Covid-19 testing – which will now become a twice-weekly occurrence – also revealed no further positive results in the Blues ranks.

Cam Pring was recently recalled to Bristol City, but the left-back cannot feature on Sunday, as he has played in the competition for Pompey earlier in the season.

The hosts will be without Kasey Palmer, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

They are also missing the injured trio of Jamie Paterson (groin), Callum O’Dowda (hamstring) and Marley Watkins (hamstring).

Read the thoughts of manager Kenny Jackett ahead of the game or see what his counterpart Dean Holden had to say.

Pompey: 14 wins
Bristol City: 21 wins
18 draws

At Ashton Gate
Pompey: 5 wins
Bristol City: 14 wins
7 draws

Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistants: Nik Barnard and Ollie Williams
Fourth Official: Antony Coggins

Supporters in the UK can watch the game for free via The FA Player, although you will have to register first.

The match is being shown on ESPN+ in Australia and the USA, while overseas fans based elsewhere should check local listings to see if it is being broadcast in their region.

Emirates FA Cup
Fixture News

Bristol City v Pompey: How To Watch Emirates FA Cup Tie

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We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Monday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

Bristol City are the 3/4 favourites with VBET to reach the next round, while Pompey can be backed at evens.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of odds for Sunday’s game. Please gamble responsibly.

VBET are also holding a Pompey quiz, with a £100 gift card for the club shop up for grabs. Click here to be in with a chance of winning (entrants must be aged 18+).

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Wycombe v Preston
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Manchester United v Watford (8pm)

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Match Reports

Bristol City 2 Pompey 1

Johnson goal not enough for Blues to stay in the FA Cup

10 January 2021

Ryan Williams in FA Cup action for Pompey at Bristol City
Photo: Graham Hunt

Pompey exited the Emirates FA Cup at Bristol City, despite putting up a good fight against their Championship opponents.

They were level at the break after Callum Johnson’s first goal for the club cancelled out Famara Diedhiou's opener.

And the Blues looked the more likely side to score a winner as the seconds ticked down, only for a fine Chris Martin strike to settle the tie in favour of the hosts.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that won at Hull to reach the League One summit before Christmas.

Michael Jacobs made his first start for more than two months, with Ronan Curtis left out as a precaution after feeling unwell.

And with Cam Pring being recalled from his Robins loan spell, the fit-again Lee Brown returned at left-back.

The visitors were first to threaten, but Johnson’s cross was just too high for Ryan Williams, allowing Adrian Mariappa to head the ball safely into the arms of Dan Bentley.

Their opponents went closer at the other end, with Craig MacGillivray preventing Martin from finding the net from an acute angle.

And there were half-chances at either end, as both sides looked confident, without managing to find a clinical touch.

That changed on 19 minutes, however, as Diedhiou played a neat one-two with Hakeeb Adelakun before bending home a neat left-footed finish.

The Blues tried to hit back and carved out an opening following some good combination work down the right by Marcus Harness and Johnson.

A cross from the latter was nodded down by Jacobs for Marquis, who spun neatly and saw his shot blocked.

It appeared as though Bristol City would be taking their lead into the interval, only for a leveller to arrive in stoppage-time.

Cannon received a return pass from Harness and surged into the box, cutting the ball back for JOHNSON to arrow home.

Half Time: Bristol City 1 Pompey 0

Jackett made a change at the break, with Rasmus Nicolaisen – who was on a yellow card – being replaced by Jack Whatmough.

The Robins were quicker out of the traps, though, and Tommy Rowe fired a warning shot with an effort from the edge of the box that cleared the crossbar.

But Pompey soon threatened themselves and after a fierce Harness strike was blocked by Tomas Kalas, Tom Naylor’s placed follow-up was saved by Bentley.

And a red-shirted defender then got in the way of another attempt from Harness, who had been teed-up by Williams.

It was then the turn of Bristol City to look dangerous, with Antoine Semenyo spinning sharply in the box to meet Rowe’s delivery and hit a shot that was smothered by MacGillivray.

Pompey’s second substitution followed on 65 minutes, as Ellis Harrison came on to lead the line in place of Marquis.

And the newcomer immediately looked lively, scuffing an attempt wide and then playing a part in a neat move that ended with Harness unable to dig out a shot inside the area.

The visitors were starting to cause a lot of problems and a jinking run by Naylor ended with the skipper forcing a save from Bentley.

And the keeper was soon called into action again to deny both Cannon and Jacobs in quick succession.

He was certainly the much busier of the two stoppers, although a Harrison header lacked enough power to cause too much trouble.

But then, out of nothing, Bristol City restored their lead – and there was little MacGillivray could do to prevent a Martin rocket finding the top corner.

Jordy Hiwula was thrown on for the closing stages, as the Blues fought to take the tie into extra-time.

And he had a chance to equalise right at the death, only for that man Bentley to come to the Robins' rescue once more.

Bristol City (4-4-2): Bentley; Mariappa, Kalas (c), Mawson (Moore 66), Rowe; Semenyo, Nagy (Massengo 77), Bakinson (Vyner 81), Adelakun (Wells 66); Diedhiou, Martin
Goals: Diedhiou 19, Martin 83
Booked: Nagy
Subs not used: O’Leary, Towler, Edwards, Pearson, Bell

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Raggett, Nicolaisen (Whatmough 46), Brown; Naylor (c), Cannon; Harness, Williams, Jacobs (Hiwula 87); Marquis (Harrison 65)
Goals: Johnson 45+1
Booked: Nicolaisen, Brown, Naylor
Subs not used: Turnbull, Mnoga, Bolton, Downing, Morris, Close

Referee: Leigh Doughty

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