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Pompey return to the Championship 12 years later

Portsmouth promoted as League One champions

2024/04/16 22:22

Portsmouth came from behind twice to beat Barnsley 3-2 and secure promotion to the Championship, ending their 12-year absence from the second tier.

After Devante Cole gave the visitors an early lead in the sixth minute, but just three minutes later Kusini Yengi equalised for Portsmouth. However, John McAtee put the Tykes ahead again after half-time.

Devante Cole’s early opener for the visitors was quickly cancelled out by Kusini Yengi, only for John McAtee to strike after the break.

Substitute Colby Bishop levelled the score with seven minutes remaining from the penalty spot. In the dying moments of the game, Conor Shaughnessy's header from a corner secured the victory, promotion, and the league title for Portsmouth. 

With two games remaining, they have been crowned League One champions, holding an eight-point lead over second-placed Derby County.

Meanwhile, Bolton had to come from behind twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury Town, dealing a blow to Bolton Wanderers' aspirations of securing automatic promotion.

Elsewhere, Fleetwood Town's hopes of staying in League One hang by a thread after missing two penalties in a heavy 4-1 defeat at Peterborough United.

League One results:

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
Bristol Rovers 1-0 Cambridge Utd
Burton 1-2 Cheltenham
Oxford Utd 0-1 Lincoln City
Peterborough 4-1 Fleetwood
Port Vale 1-2 Wycombe
Portsmouth 3-2 Barnsley


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2024-04-17 00h06m by eyoungs8
As a passionate Portsmouth fan, I couldn't be prouder of my team for securing promotion and the league title after an 11-year absence from the Championship. What a thrilling game with two comebacks and a late winner from Shaughnessy! We are unstoppable!
2024-04-16 23h55m by ocollinsworth
As a Portsmouth fan, I am overjoyed to see our team secure promotion to the Championship after 11 years. What a game it was, coming from behind twice and sealing the victory in the dying moments. And to top it off, we are now the League One champions!
2024-04-16 23h25m by jwhiteheadbarnes
As a Portsmouth fan, I am ecstatic to see our team finally return to the Championship after 11 long years! What a comeback from being behind twice and scoring that last-minute header for the win and the title. We deserve this promotion and I can't wait to see what we can achieve in the next season!
2024-04-16 23h07m by nlawson12
As a fan of Portsmouth, I am overflowing with gratitude for our team's performance today! Coming from behind twice and securing promotion to the Championship after 11 long years is no small feat. Our players showed grit, determination, and true fighting spirit. Congrats to the whole team and our amazing manager!
2024-04-16 23h01m by sparkerfield
Unbelievable performance, Pompey! Such eagerness and determination to secure promotion and the league title. This is what being a true fan is all about.
classic matches
U Tuesday, 16 April 2024 - 19:45
Fratton Park
Paul Howard
Kusini Yengi 9'
Colby Bishop 83' (pen.)
Conor Shaughnessy 89'
Devante Cole 6'
John McAtee 59'


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