Portsmouth 2-1 Ipswich: Marc McNulty stars as Pompey move on
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 19/01/16 11:09pm
Marc McNulty scored one goal and made another as Portsmouth stunned 10-man Ipswich with a 2-1 FA Cup third-round replay win at Fratton Park.
Two goals in five first-half minutes from Ipswich old boy Gary Roberts and McNulty booked League Two Pompey a fourth-round date with Premier League neighbours Bournemouth.
It was a notable scalp for the 2008 winners, who went close to knocking Ipswich out in the initial tie at Portman Road, but were denied by a late leveller.
The opening goal here came in the 32nd minute when Roberts tucked away from the spot. Piotr Malarczyk tripped McNulty in the box - incurring the first of his two yellow cards on the night - and Roberts did the rest.
And it was then McNulty who doubled the lead. The striker met Gareth Evans' brilliant in-swinging cross eight minutes before half-time and planted a firm header beyond Bartosz Bialkowski.
Ipswich's hopes of a comeback were given a shot in the arm on the hour-mark as Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles got them back into the game, as the winger curled in a brilliant 25-yard strike.
But Ipswich's hopes of progress were dashed when Malarczyk was sent off late on for a second yellow card for fouling Roberts.
It is the first time 2008 cup-winners Pompey - who sit fifth in the League Two table - have reached the fourth round in six years; that year they went on to lose to Chelsea in the final.