Pompey taste away glory at last
Pompey finally enjoyed a maximum on the road, 9 months after last doing so, skipper Norris was the late hero once more, waiting until injury time before driving home.
Pompey made the one change from last week, Varney being preferred to Huseklepp.
Pompey promised to win ugly if needed, they did too, this was the best away performance since the defeat to Ipswich, Henderson in goal had one worthwhile save to make all game, Pompey on the other hand carved open Burnley on more than one occasion.
It could and maybe should of been 1-0 by the third minute, Norris fired in a drive that was only parried, the ball landed at Varney's feet but he got his legs in a right old tangle and the ball was hacked clear with the net untroubled.
A big talking point was then created when Varney lifted the ball over Grant in the goal, Varney was wiped out but had the free-kick given against him for a presumably a high foot, another day and it would of been a penalty.
Varney limped out shortly after with what looked like a knee injury after his collision, this though bought on Erik Huseklepp who was immeadiately in the thick of it, his run ended with a Mullins shot that was nervously cleared.
Burnley threatened first in the second period, McCann forcing Henderson into his first demanding save, his low drive was well kept out though.
Pompey went straight up the other end and almost took the lead once more, Huseklepp volleying narrowldy wide from the right side of the box.
Burnley showed a bit more ambition this half, this led to a much more open game with both sides fancing their chances, it was Pompey who were to take it though, late into the game and in time added on.
Henderson launched another long punt up field, the ball broke to Norris and his quick strike from just outside the area squirted inside the post and gave Pompey a long overdue away win, and more importantly a real boost before next weeks big one.
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