Portsmouth cement European hopes with win at West Ham
( dpa ) - Nico Kranjcar scored the only goal as Portsmouth won 1-0 at West Ham United to cement their hopes of sealing a spot in European football.
The Croatian turned and shot from the edge of the box on the hour mark to keep them in sixth place, four points clear of Aston Villa and in line for a place in the Uefa Cup.
West Ham created very little of note, with an attempt by Dean Ashton their only chance to talk about as David James fumbled his long-range effort.
West Ham remain in tenth place, out of trouble but too far behind to win a European place.