Benjani is Pompey hat-trick hero
Portsmouth went goal crazy at Fratton Park with Benjani Mwaruwari netting a hat-trick in a 7-4 demolition of Reading that now represents the Premier League's highest-scoring game.
The Royals had only beaten Pompey once in the past 25 years but cannot have defended any worse in any of those previous encounters. Goals from Stephen Hunt and Dave Kitson actually cancelled out Benjani's first-half double but Steve Coppell's side were soon buried under an avalanche of replies.
Hermann Hreidarsson headed Pompey back ahead, Benjani's third was followed by a fine strike from Nico Kranjcar and, after substitute Shane Long had pulled one back for Reading, Sean Davis netted a long-rang shot before Sulley Muntari made it 7-3 from the spot. Nicky Shorey had the last word with a deflected fourth for the visitors. Read more
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