By Press Association Sport Staff
Published: 18:43 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 21:11 GMT, 1 January 2019
Ronan Curtis' winner helped Portsmouth extend their lead at the top of Sky Bet League One to five points with late 2-1 victory over struggling AFC Wimbledon at Fratton Park.
Jamal Lowe netted his third goal in two games with an eighth-minute opener for the hosts but his effort was cancelled out by Kwesi Appiah 15 minutes from time to threaten a shock result.
However, Curtis headed Pompey back in front five minutes later and they held on for maximum points as the visitors dropped to the bottom of the table.
Portsmouth are five points clear in league One after their narrow win over Wimbledon
Second-placed Luton were held in a goalless draw at home to Barnsley, who remain fourth as a result.
Sunderland top scorer Josh Maja fired Aiden McGeady's assist into the bottom corner midway through the first half to hand his side a 1-0 win at Blackpool to strengthen their hold on third.
Lee Novak netted a brace as high-flying Peterborough suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against lowly Scunthorpe and slipped out of the play-off places as a result, while the Iron remain in the