J Taylor (36)
Portsmth vs Rotherham
Sky Bet League One
2:30pm Sunday 3rd September
PORTSMOUTH 0-1 ROTHERHAM
FULL-TIME! Rotherham have won a football match away from home! I never thought I'd see the day. 27 games had passed, but the drought is finally over. Jon Taylor with the goal in the first half to secure all three points.
90+5: YELLOW! Vaulks goes into the book for time wasting.
90+4: Just a couple of minutes to go now. Rotherham looking firm.
90+1: Six minutes of added time for Pompey to find an equaliser.
SUB! Rotherham make a change as Richie Towell replaces Lee Frecklington.
90: CLOSE! Not too far away as May has a drive from 25 yards, but it's just bending away from goal as it goes wide.
88: It doesn't look like an equaliser is going to come. Is Rotherham's horrendous away run about to come to an end? They'd gone 27 on the road without a win today.
85: SUB! Another change for Rotherham as goalscorer Jon Taylor is replaced by Joe Newell.
83: CHANCE! The ball drops invitingly for Thimpson on the half-volley, but the Portsmouth man scuffs it badly wide from the edge of the area.
80: YELLOW! Burgess into the book for Portsmouth after cleaning out Taylor as he tried to dart past him with the ball.
79: CLOSE! Kennedy's cross deflects agonisingly across the face of the Rotherham goal, Lowe slides in at the back stick but he just can't reach it to turn it home.
77: Closing in on the last 10 minutes now and it looks like we might be heading towards a Rotherham victory. Portsmouth have scored three of their four goals in the last half hour this season, though...
WATCH: PITMAN TAKES OUT TEAM-MATE
Quite a funny moment earlier in the half as Brett Pitman inadvertently took out his own team-mate on the slide...
70: SUB! Final change for Pompey as Kal Naismith replaces Oliver Hawkins.
67: Portsmouth starting to build some pressure but the final ball is still sorely lacking. A few moments ago a corner was swung straight into the side netting, which sort of sums up their performance in the final third so far.
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63: Oops. The slippery conditions sees Pitman fly off the pitch on the side and take out his Portsmouth team-mate Kennedy. It's all fun and games, though.
60: YELLOW! Potter goes into the book for Rotherham after leading with his elbow into a challenge with O'Keefe.
59: Hawkins is now bandaged up and we're ready to carry on.
57: Should that be a penalty? A very high Ihiekwe boot catches the face of Hawkins in the Rotherham box, but nothing is given. Outside the box that's surely a free-kick.
54: SUB! And that is the change. Ryan Williams makes way for Anthony Forde. Big loss for the away side.
53: Looks like Rotherham are going to have to make a change as Williams goes down injured.
49: CHANCE! How are Portsmouth not level? Great ball across from substitute Kennedy which finds Lowe at the back stick, but he fires it wide with the goal at his mercy. Disclaimer, there were a few defenders on the line, but he's got to at least hit the target there.
48: Portsmouth are fired up at the start of the second half. Kenny Jackett has clearly got stuck into them.
SECOND HALF! Back underway at Fratton Park.
SUBS! Two changes for Portsmouth as Matt Kennedy replaces Conor Chaplin and Nathan Thompson comes on for Jack Whatmough.
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HALF-TIME! Not the best 45 minutes of football you'll see all season, but the goal that separates the sides was a real peach. Rotherham lead at the break at Fratton Park thanks to Jon Taylor's effort.
45+1: One minute added on.
44: CHANCE! Should have been an equaliser. Lowe ghosts in at the far post to latch onto a cross from Haunstrup on the left, but somehow steers his header over the bar.
WATCH: ROTHERHAM'S OPENER
Here's how Taylor put Rotherham in front a few minutes ago...
40: CLOSE! Portsmouth nearly respond from a corner as it flies to Clarke at the back stick, but his header is just wide.
GOAL! PORTSMOUTH 0-1 ROTHERHAM (Taylor, 36)
Ask and you shall receive. A classy opener very-not-in-keeping with the action that preceded it. Rotherham swiftly click through the gears as Williams picks it up and slips a fine ball into the path of Jon Taylor, who charges into the box before thundering an absolute corking drive past McGee from a narrow angle.
PORTSMOUTH 0-0 ROTHERHAM
35: Just over 10 minutes to go now until half-time and this one hasn't really come to life yet. A goal would help.
31: CLOSE! Great hit by Hawkins, making his Portsmouth debut following his Deadline Day signing, as he has a pop from 25 yards, but it just flies wide of the far post.
29: OVER! Burgess then has a decent chance from the corner following the first corner, but he manages to clear the bar with his header at the far post.
28: CHANCE! Portsmouth with a quarter chance as May gets down the right and crosses for Haunstrup, who sees his effort deflected wide.
24: SHOT! Finally, an effort on target. And it's great work by Moore as he brings a ball down with his chest on the edge of the area before turning and having a first-time pop... but it's straight at McGee in the Pompey goal.
22: The conditions today are making things tricky for both sides. The ball is lagging in the air due to the wind making longer passes and balls a bit difficult.
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18: Pretty even game now actually. Lack of incision at both ends though.
15: CHANCE! Rotherham swing a free-kick in and Moore does brilliantly to control and pull it back to Ihiekwe, but he smashes it over the bar from a good position. Fell to the wrong man.
11: Rotherham coming back into it a little now. They work the ball to the edge of the area but Taylor shot is blocked.
CLOSE! But then Pompey go back up the other end as Pitman turns inside his man and tries to bend one in, but it's just over the bar.
7: Portsmouth starting to assert a bit of control in the early stages in very blustery conditions. No chances yet to speak of, though.
3: CLOSE! Early sighter from a free-kick for Rotherham, but Taylor flashes his effort from the edge of the area just over the bar. Decent attempt.
KICK-OFF! We're underway at Fratton Park!
THE TEAMS ARE OUT!
NOT LONG TO GO
We'll soon be underway at a very rainy Fratton Park.
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STORY OF THE MATCH
Rotherham just haven't settled yet in League One and this will be another tough game on Sunday. Three defeats from their first four games is a really poor return.
No one expected Portsmouth to storm it straight away following promotion, but they've made a decent fist of it under Kenny Jackett and they should be too strong at Fratton Park.
Prutton predicts: 2-1 with Brett Pitman to score first (22/1 with Sky Bet)
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