Pompey boss bemoans 'typical' defeat

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Portsmouth manager Avram Grant felt his side's last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Everton summed up their miserable season.

Relegated Pompey looked to be bowing out of the Barclays Premier League with a creditable draw at Goodison Park when Diniyar Bilyaletdinov struck a stunning winner after four minutes of injury time.

Everton will feel victory was deserved after squandering a number of chances but Grant could feel his luck was out after Anthony Vanden Borre earlier had a legitimate goal disallowed.

"It is disappointing but typical," said Grant.

"Again we scored a goal - I don't know why the decision was a disallowed goal because there were two players on the line.

"It is not the first time this has happened.

"We defended well, had some good attacks and scored a goal, so we deserved to win.

"They scored a fantastic goal in the last moment but it was a good performance.''

Grant was fined for improper conduct after storming onto the field to rant at a referee earlier this season but kept his emotions in check this time.

The Israeli added: "I didn't say anything because it was the last game - but it is not the first time it has happened to us.

"I don't understand what happened, maybe the linesman slipped a bit. There was no reason not to give it."

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