Date: 28th July 2008 at 7:46am
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Pompey finished their whirlwind tour of Nigeria with a defeat to Man Utd, second half goals from Eagles and Tevez downed Pompey, although Defoe pulled a late goal back to give the scoreline a better look.
Utd could have scored in the first 6 minutes, Tevez blasted his re-taken penalty against the crossbar after Glen Johnson had clumsily tripped Campbell.
Eagles also should of scored, he curled his shot wide when clean through on James.

Campbel was another to let Pompey off the hook, clipping a shot into James when a left-footed shot would probably of beaten him.
At the other end Pompey were confided to a couple of long distance blasts at goal from Crouch, Kranjcar getting robbed at the last in another instance.

Second half and the usual friendly subs started, but the tide was still flowing with a red current and Eagles side-footed high into James net to make up, for his earlier miss, Tevez scored into the bottom corner after turning Traore inside out not too long after.

As for Pompey Glen Little looked impressive on the left after replace Kranjcar, he crossed with both feet and showed great control, Crouch toiled against Vidic, but Defoe kept their goal-scoring exploits up with another fine strike.
On the negative, Pamarot and Utaka both went off injured, and Pompey were awful with the dead ball, both Defoe and Johnson blasted high into the crowd from good positions.