Belfast Telegraph

Fulham turn up heat on Portsmouth

Fulham 1 Portsmouth 0

Portsmouth's troubles continued as Jonathan Greening's first goal for Fulham condemned the financially-stricken club to another defeat in last night's Barclays Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.

Pompey, adrift at the foot of the table, have lurched from one crisis to another this season, with players and staff again being paid late.

Manager Avram Grant has, though, vowed to stick with the beleaguered Fratton Park club.

Indeed, Pompey had shown an improvement following the return of their African Nations Cup trio, and Kevin Prince Boateng had a couple of chances in the first half.

Fulham finally got the breakthrough on 74 minutes when Greening converted at the far post after Damian Duff dispossessed Nadir Belhadj and put the ball across the six-yard box.

And they saw out the remaining five minutes to end their losing streak and heap more woe on Pompey.

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