Fulham 3-1 Portsmouth Highlights
Fulham heaped more pressure on Portsmouth manager Tony Adams with a comfortable win at Craven Cottage.
Andy Johnson opened the scoring, finishing low into the corner after being put through by Clint Dempsey.
Younes Kaboul hit the crossbar and Pompey had two penalty appeals turned down before a Simon Davies long ball put Erik Nevland through to score.
Davies was again the provider as Nevland sealed the win before Portsmouth’s David Nugent headed home.
It was the visitors’ sixth defeat in seven games and Adams, on a day which was cold enough to freeze breath, certainly left west London feeling the heat.
Portsmouth have won just two of their 15 Premier League games since Adams took charge back in October and have not won since their 3-2 victory over Blackburn on 30 November.
The statistics make depressing reading for last year’s FA Cup winners, but they can take some solace from the fact they created plenty of chances and should have taken at least a point from the game.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
Portsmouth 1-1 Fulham
26 October 2008 – Ref: Mark Halsey
Portsmouth scorer: Crouch 61
Fulham scorer: Dempsey 87
Alan Wiley (Stafforshire)