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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Cambridge United

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson played more than 250 games for Hartlepool between 2003 and 2009

Michael Nelson's late header rescued a point for 10-man Cambridge United against Tranmere Rovers.

Rovers substitute Cole Stockton put the hosts ahead, turning in Liam Ridehalgh's left-wing cross.

The visitors' task was made even tougher moments later as Robbie Simpson was shown a second yellow card for fouling Steve Jennings.

Nelson's header from Sullay Kaikai's corner earned the U's a draw, with Stockton wasteful for Rovers late on.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 19DonacienBooked at 29mins
  • 5IhiekweSubstituted forWoodardsat 36'minutes
  • 6Holness
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 14LairdBooked at 63mins
  • 4Power
  • 22Jennings
  • 9OdejayiSubstituted forStocktonat 66'minutes
  • 28FenelonSubstituted forMadjoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Rowe
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Woodards
  • 26Brezovan
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 33Madjo

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Nelson
  • 17Hughes
  • 33Naylor
  • 8Champion
  • 15SimpsonBooked at 76mins
  • 32BirdSubstituted forChiedozieat 55'minutesSubstituted forChadwickat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Appiah
  • 9CunningtonSubstituted forKaikaiat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 13Norris
  • 22Chadwick
  • 25Atkinson
  • 27Taylor
  • 31Kaikai
  • 40Chiedozie
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,578

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Chadwick replaces Jordan Chiedozie.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1. Michael Nelson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Guy Madjo replaces Shamir Fenelon.

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Attempt missed. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Tom Naylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 0. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh with a cross.

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Naylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jordan Chiedozie (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Chiedozie replaces Ryan Bird.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Adam Cunnington because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2212463023740
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Southend2110562219335
6Plymouth20104625131234
7Newport209743021934
8Exeter219753026434
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Cambridge218583225729
12Accrington209293134-329
13Portsmouth217682425-127
14Wimbledon207672729-227
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21Tranmere2248102127-620
22York2031072026-619
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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