Result: Watford 2-0 Portsmouth

Michael Appleton
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Michael Appleton's reign at Pompey begins with defeat at Watford.

Portsmouth failed to pick up their first away win of the season in Michael Appleton's first game in charge as Watford eased to victory.

On loan winger Michael Kightly put the home side ahead after just 75 seconds when his opportunist shot was deflected past Stephen Henderson in the Pompey goal.

The Hornets continued to dominate and doubled the lead just before the half-time break.

Marvin Sordell peeled away towards the back post and volleyed Mark Yeates's corner home from ten yards.

Sean Dyche's side jump away from the relegation zone to 19th and lie level with Pompey on 19 points.

Premier League
Championship
League One
FT
Sheff Utd
1-2
Peterborough
FT
Barnsley
1-0
Coventry
FT
Bradford
1-0
Crawley
FT
Colchester
0-1
Notts County
FT
Fleetwood Town
2-2
Scunthorpe
FT
Leyton Orient
1-3
Bristol City
FT
MK Dons
1-2
Chesterfield
FT
Port Vale
0-1
Oldham
FT
Preston
2-2
Doncaster
FT
Rochdale
4-0
Crewe Alexandra
FT
Swindon
0-3
Gillingham
FT
Yeovil
0-1
Walsall
League Two
FT
Accrington
1-2
Shrewsbury
FT
AFC Wimbledon
0-0
Southend
FT
Bury
1-0
Luton
FT
Cambridge
0-3
York City
FT
Carlisle
1-0
Cheltenham
FT
Dag & Red
2-0
Hartlepool
FT
Newport County
0-1
Mansfield
FT
Northampton
1-0
Portsmouth
FT
Oxford Utd
1-1
Morecambe
FT
Stevenage
1-0
Plymouth
FT
Tranmere
1-2
Wycombe
Conference Premier
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
DFB-Pokal
Coupe de France
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