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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Matt McClure
Matt McClure replaced Sam Saunders in the 67th minute, but lasted little over a minute before being sent off

Wycombe Wanderers striker Matt McClure was sent off 70 seconds after coming on as a substitute as the League Two promotion chasers beat Tranmere.

McClure saw red in the 68th minute for appearing to hit Adam Dugdale as they challenged for a header.

Harrison McGahey's handball saw Paul Hayes put the visitors ahead from the spot before Jordan Hugill levelled.

Fred Onyedinma made it 2-1 and McClure was sent off before Sam Wood cleared an effort off the line to ensure victory.

On-loan Millwall striker Onyedinma latched onto Sido Jombati's neatly chipped ball to score his fifth goal in four games for third-placed Wanderers.

Defeat leaves Tranmere one spot above the relegation places, equal on points with 23rd-placed Cheltenham.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Tranmere v Wycombe

"[The win] was a real testament to what we're trying, we said we're going for promotion and we're going to take risks and you've had it all tonight."

On Matt McClure's red card: "It was possibly the quickest sending off I've seen in my career.

"I put him on because Sam Saunders was flagging and within five seconds he's off and I'm a lot worse off than with Sam on the pitch.

"Matty was the first to say he couldn't believe he was sent off. But if you catch someone with your arm you're going to go, especially when you're away from home and the home fans make a meal of it."

Wycombe on Twitter
Wycombe did not have time to tweet any incident between McClure coming on and going off again

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 5IhiekweBooked at 90mins
  • 18DugdaleBooked at 19mins
  • 28McGaheySubstituted forGardnerat 60'minutes
  • 2Holmes
  • 4Power
  • 14Laird
  • 22JenningsSubstituted forKirbyat 72'minutes
  • 19Molyneux
  • 9OdejayiBooked at 70mins
  • 10HugillBooked at 37minsSubstituted forHumeat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 11Gardner
  • 15Kirby
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 32Thompson
  • 34Hume

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 18Rowe
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4Yennaris
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forMcClureat 68'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 11Wood
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMurphyat 89'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 23OnyedinmaSubstituted forCraigat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 19McClure
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,161

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Peter Murphy replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Attempt blocked. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kirby.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Steven Jennings.

Booking

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the red card for fighting.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Sam Saunders.

Attempt blocked. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Jordan Hugill.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Dan Gardner replaces Harrison McGahey.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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