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Portsmouth 1 - 4 Oxford United

A capacity crowd at Fratton Park set a new record for the biggest attendance at a Sky Bet League 2 fixture today, but the result was a big disappointment for the home crowd as Oxford United resoundingly beat their south coast rivals.

Oxford United trounce Portsmouth at Fratton Park sell-out

Oxford United's Dave Kitson (left) and Portsmouth's Sonny Bradley battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League Two match Credit: Clive Gee/PA wire

Portsmouth suffered a sorry start to life in SkyBet League Two as they crashed to a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Oxford. Pompey are considered one of the favourites for promotion and things looked promising for Guy Whittingham's relegated side.

They took a 25th-minute lead through Patrick Agyemang in front of a league-record 18,000 strong crowd at Fratton Park.

Oxford United's Alfie Potter (centre) is congratulated by his team mates after scoring his sides third goal of the game Credit: Clive Gee/PA wire
It was a capacity crowd at Fratton Park for the first game of the season Credit: Clive Gee/PA wire

However, Oxford had not read the script and they turned things round to go into the break 2-1 up with goals from Deane Smalley and Alfie Potter.

Things got worse for Portsmouth just before the hour-mark when they lost Johnny Ertl to a red card and Oxford made the most of their numerical advantage to add salt to their opponents' wounds with further goals from Potter and Smalley.

Portsmouth fan John Anthony Portsmouth Football Club Westwood shows his support for his team - but was left disappointed Credit: Clive Gee/PA wire

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