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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Cambridge United

Paul Hayes
Hayes (left) has scored three goals in his last four games

Paul Hayes scored his 100th league goal to give Wycombe victory over Cambridge.

After a closely-fought first-half, Harrison Dunk came close to breaking the deadlock for the visitors after the break but his shot from a tight angle went just past the post.

Matt McClure went close for the hosts when his header from Sam Wood's cross came back off the upright.

Striker Hayes, 31, won it from close range after Chris Dunn had saved Paris Cowan-Hall's header.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Cambridge

"Paul Hayes has popped up. It's great having him at Wycombe Wanderers. He comes up at vital times, he's a very experienced, clever player and leads the line well. But everyone worked hard today, it was a real team performance.

"It's a team thing; honesty, togetherness and hard work. We're building on that and, with a chairman like Andrew Howard behind us backing everything we do, it's great to have the freedom to do it.

"We're on the knife edge but at the moment I'm taking every point we can, adding it to our total and seeing where we end up. But I'm not talking about anything until we get our survival points."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 6Pierre
  • 2Jombati
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Scowen
  • 11Wood
  • 7Cowan-HallSubstituted forBloomfieldat 89'minutes
  • 19McClureSubstituted forCraigat 83'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker
  • 25Amadi-Holloway

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 18NelsonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Coulson
  • 2TaitBooked at 90mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 20DialloSubstituted forBirdat 13'minutes
  • 15Simpson
  • 11DunkBooked at 33mins
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forHurstat 62'minutes
  • 10Elliott

Substitutes

  • 12Lanzoni
  • 13Norris
  • 23Stockley
  • 25Lennon
  • 26Hurst
  • 27Taylor
  • 32Bird
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,610

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Cambridge United 0.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

Booking

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

Hand ball by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Matt McClure.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Paul Hayes.

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Liam Hurst (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Bobby-Joe Taylor replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Liam Hurst (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Cambridge United 0. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hurst replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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