Everton 1-0 Portsmouth
A last gasp wonder-strike by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov secured all three points for Everton in a match of few chances.
You couldn't doubt the commitment on show from the players though, despite both sides having nothing to play for.
The game was end-to-end but lacked clear-cut chances. In the first half, a Louis Saha header from six yards which cleared the bar was the best Everton could muster, whilst Tim Howard recovered from venturing into no-man's-land by pulling off a save from Frederic Piquionne's effort.
Papa Bouba Diop saved Portsmouth's blushes time and again as he was often in the right place at the right time to make key interceptions.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first - end-to-end football but with both sides finding it difficult to assert themselves. However, in the 84th minute, it was Hayden Mullins who cleared off the line from another Saha header.
Just as the game looked like it would peter into a stalemate, Bilyaletdinov produced a moment of sublime skill that was worthy of winning any match. John Heitinga passed to him 30 yards out and he unleashed a fantastic left-footed effort that screamed its way beyond Jamie Ashdown in the Portsmouth goal, leaving the hapless keeper with no chance.
The goal seemed to sum up Portsmouth's disappointing season as they prepare for life in the Championship. Before that, they will need to pick themselves up for the FA Cup final against Chelsea next week. Meanwhile, Everton will be hoping to build on their fine end-of-season form that saw them narrowly miss out on a place in Europe.