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.

Europa League
FT
Qarabag FK
0-0
St Etienne
FT
Apollon Limassol
3-2
FC Zurich
FT
Borussia M'bach
1-1
Villarreal
FT
Club Brugge
0-0
Torino
FT
Copenhagen
2-0
HJK
FT
Besiktas
1-1
Asteras Tripolis
FT
Partizan
0-0
Spurs
FT
Dinamo Zagreb
5-1
Astra
FT
Salzburg
2-2
Celtic
FT
Panathinaikos
1-2
Dynamo Moscow
FT
PSV
1-0
Estoril
FT
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
0-1
Inter Milan
FT
Sevilla
2-0
Feyenoord
FT
Standard Liege
2-0
Rijeka
FT
Everton
4-1
Wolfsburg
FT
Lille
1-1
Krasnodar
FT
Young Boys
5-0
Slovan Bratislava
FT
Napoli
3-1
Sparta Prague
FT
Rio Ave
0-3
Dynamo Kiev
FT
Bucuresti
6-0
AaB
FT
Fiorentina
3-0
Guingamp
FT
PAOK
6-1
Dinamo Minsk
FT
Legia
1-0
Lokeren
FT
Metalist Kharkiv
1-2
Trabzonspor
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