Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth side drew 1-1 with an Oxford United reduced to ten men on Tuesday night after Colby Bishop cancelled out Kyle Joseph’s opener
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Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has hailed Portsmouth's 'very, very good players' after the 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.
Robinson's side took an early lead against Pompey through Kyle Joseph before Billy Bodin was sent off after the break.
Colby Bishop pulled level, which Robinson thought was a handball, and the match ended with both teams sharing the points, with Robinson saying he was 'proud' of his players' performance against a top-six side in League One.
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“I’m so proud of my players and what they give," Robinson told the Oxford Mail. “From me and my point of view, I don’t understand what he’s seen.
“Again it’s nothing short of embarrassment, when you see the handball, it’s unbelievable. You’re coming here against a good team, who are in the top six and players that we know are very, very good players.
“They’re a good team, they’re well-coached and well-managed. From the front end of the pitch and centrally, they’ve got some really good players, and we for 45 minutes were very good. My players are giving me everything.”
The former Charlton Athletic boss also found time to praise his players for their effort when being reduced to ten men and managing to hold on for a share of the spoils.
“We’ve just been like trojans out there, we really have," he added. "I absolutely love this group, they give me everything every week.
“The league table is false in relation to desire and games where we’ve been better than the opposition. In the second half, they were far better but that’s because we were down to ten men.”
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