Pompey held by Town
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Pompey led through Svetoslav Todorov, who converted from a 19th minute Matthew Taylor cross, but found themselves pegged back by a strike from Thomas Gaardsoe.
The final minute saw Ipswich reduced to ten men after Chris Makin was dismissed for his second bookable offence.
Nottingham Forest eased to a 2-0 win against Reading that closed the gap between them and second placed Leicester City to nine points.
Free-scoring David Johnson and Marlon Harewood grabbed the goals in a game that also saw Jack Lester dismissed for two yellow cards.
Burnley went down to a 4-2 defeat at Gillingham that means they have conceded 10 goals in their last two games.
Gillingham opened the scoring through Rod Wallace, but Gareth Taylor levelled for The Clarets.
However, any hopes of away points were dispelled when Paul Smith bagged a brace, and Marlon King added a fourth.
Robbie Blake got a second for Burnley from the penalty spot, but The Clarets then saw both Taylor and Dean West sent off in the final stages.
Norwich City kept themselves in touch with the top teams in the division with a 2-1 victory over Walsall.
Malky Mackay had opened the scoring for Norwich only to see team-mate Clint Easton put through his own bet to level matters.
A Phil Mulryne free-kick restored The Canaries' lead and Walsall's misery was compounded by the sending off of Gareth Ainsworth - just two minutes after being brought on as a substitute.
Watford grabbed a last-gasp win against Bradford, after Neil Cox converted a penalty in the very last minute of the game whilst Milwall ended up with a 1-1 draw against Wolves, Andy Roberts cancelling out a 5th minute Mark Kennedy strike.
In-form Sheffield United stayed fifth with a tight 1-0 win against Preston North End - a Graham Alexander own goal the decisive moment in the game, which also saw Mark Rankine dismissed for the Lancashire side.
Sheffield Wednesday look in dire straits at the foot of the table - losing out 2-0 to struggling Grimsby.
Georges Santos and Darren Mansaram grabbed the goals in a result that could prove crucial at the foot of the table.
Chris Iwelumlo rescued a point for Stoke two minutes from time in a 1-1 draw against Wimbledon, cancelling out a late opener by David Connolly.
In the day's late game Coventry City picked up a morale boosting 3-0 win over Derby County.
On another day Jay Bothroyd's well-taken third would have been the goal of match, but in this case it followed two earlier efforts that will be in the shout for goal of the season.
Player-manager Gary McAllister's perfect volleyed first looped just under the bar, to give the Sky Blues a lead against the run of play.
But just minutes later Craig Hignett hit another sublime volley to show his manager that he was not the only player with superb technique.
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Coventry 3-0 Derby
Gillingham 4-2 Burnley
Grimsby 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall 1-1 Wolves
Norwich 3-1 Walsall
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Reading
Portsmouth 1-1 Ipswich
Sheffield United 1-0 Preston
Watford 1-0 Bradford
Wimbledon 1-1 Stoke