Premier League Cup

Lethbridge earns Portsmouth late victory

15 Jan 2018
Barnsley v Portsmouth, PL Cup

Substitute assists and scores in stoppage time for 2-1 win against Barnsley that lifts Pompey to second in Group F

Portsmouth snatched a 2-1 victory at Barnsley with two late goals as they moved from bottom to second in Group F.

Despite an early red card for Matty Pearson, Barnsley took a 38th-minute lead with 10 men as Romal Palmer found the net with a low free-kick.

The home side went close to a second goal despite their numerical disadvantage, but Pompey substitute Bradley Lethbridge inspired a turnaround.

On 88 minutes he crossed for Dan Smith to equalise before Lethbridge added a stoppage-time goal to his assist, earning a dramatic victory.

The win moves Portsmouth up to four points, one point above third-placed Everton having played two more matches. Barnsley are bottom on goal difference.

See: Barnsley report | Portsmouth report

Next fixtures

Barnsley: 12 Feb v Everton (H) PL Cup
Portsmouth: 23 Jan v Everton (A) PL Cup

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