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Fratton Park (ATT 18,181) 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Portsmth 1

P Agyemang (25)
J Ertl (S/O 58)

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Oxford Utd 4

D Smalley (34, 72)
A Potter (38, 64)

U's punish Pompey

Last Updated: 03/08/13 10:11pm

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Deane Smalley scores for Oxford at Fratton Park

Deane Smalley scores for Oxford at Fratton Park

Deane Smalley and Alfie Potter each scored twice for Oxford United to crush Portsmouth 4-1 at Fratton Park.

An eventful match also saw home midfielder Johnny Ertl sent off in the second half while Johnny Mullins hit a post for the visitors.

Pompey, pre-season favourites to win the title, were roared on by the majority of the huge attendance and took the lead in the 25th minute when Patrick Agyemang headed in Andy Barcham's left-wing cross.

But Oxford were always dangerous on the counter attack and a mistake by Dan Butler let in Smalley for the equaliser after 35 minutes.

Portsmouth were still reeling four minutes later when Yassin Moutaouakil was caught in possession by Smalley who crossed for Potter to score in front of a record League Two crowd of 18,181..

Ertl was sent off for serious foul play just before the hour mark for a late tackle and things went from bad to worse for Guy Whittingham's team.

Potter got his second goal with a left-foot drive in the 64th minute and then set up Smalley for his second six minutes later.

Mullins almost got a fifth with a far-post header but his effort came back off a post.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
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7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
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11 Exeter City 39 55
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14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37