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Davis was desperate for action

Sean Davis looked the most miserable matchwinner you will ever see after his late strike saved Portsmouth from another defensive disaster at Fratton Park.

Sean Davis looked the most miserable matchwinner you will ever see after his late strike saved Portsmouth from another defensive disaster at Fratton Park. Davis's goal - his first since March 2006 - gave the manager Tony Adams a 3-2 win, his first at home since he took over from Harry Redknapp just over a month ago. Davis, who came on as a 77th-minute substitute for Armand Traore, said: "It was was nice to score but I've been very disappointed not to be playing regularly lately.

"I thought I had been playing well for most of the season but I've been put on the bench the last two games and that's disappointing for me. "Hopefully the goal will put me back in the public eye a bit more because people always take a bit more notice of you when you score." Blackburn roared back from two goals down to level through the substitute Matt Derbyshire's 62nd-minute header and midfielder Tugay's cracking strike four minutes later.

Until Davis struck, it looked like another Pompey give-away after they spurned a two-goal lead in midweek against AC Milan in the Uefa Cup. This time they led through Peter Crouch's header and Jermain Defoe's solo effort in the first eight minutes of the second half. * PA Sport