Redknapp Happy With A Point

Last updated : 08 December 2002 By Rob Cooper
Matthew Upson stops another Portsmouth attack
Matthew Upson stops another Portsmouth attack
Pompey considered themselves lucky to come away from the Madejski Stadium with a point after having their goal peppered with attack after attack from the Royals as the home side desparately sought to see off the leaders.

As it was, Portsmouth, the league's run-away side, were satisfied to leave with just a point having earlier preclaimed that they would defeat the Royals who weren't all they were hyped up to be.

Speaking after the game Pompey boss Harry Redknapp admitted that after a tough encounter it was a point gained rather than two points lost.

He told the Portmsouth Official Site: "It's a good point away from home, I saw Reading at Palace the other day and you can see why they are doing so well.

"We had a lot of possession in the first half but didn't really hurt them, and they had a few chances towards the end of the half and caused a couple of problems for us.

"Reading are a great side and they gave a good demonstration of why their defence is so tight, they didn't give us a thing up front. We have got a long way to go before we can start to think about the Premiership, but I was pleased with picking up a point here today."