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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Cambridge United

Plymouth Argyle edged out bottom-of-the-table Cambridge United to go top of League Two thanks to a fifth consecutive win.

Graham Carey put Derek Adams' men on the road to victory, firing into the roof of the net from 12 yards after nine minutes following Ben Purrington's incisive run and perfect cutback from the by-line.

Plymouth surged further ahead on the hour when on-loan Reading winger Craig Tanner's cross from the right was tapped in at the far post by Jordan Slew - one of five changes to Adams' starting line-up.

Medy Elito cut into the box on the right and smashed a low shot past Luke McCormick to make it 2-1 after 79 minutes, but the hosts held on.

McCormick had done well to deny substitute Adam McGurk just after half-time and pulled off a spectacular save to tip over Joe Piggott's goal-bound header in the 49th minute.

First-half sub McGurk came within inches of scoring in the 42nd minute but powered his header just wide, while U's skipper Luke Berry's 25-yard free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar and over by McCormick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerSubstituted forThrelkeldat 45'minutes
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 24FoxSubstituted forGoodwillieat 84'minutes
  • 4Songo'o
  • 27Tanner
  • 10Carey
  • 8SlewSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 26Garita

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Dorel

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 2TaylorSubstituted forDunkat 61'minutes
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forMcGurkat 41'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 24Newton
  • 21Elito
  • 23PigottSubstituted forIkpeazuat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williamson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 17McGurk
  • 19Gosling
  • 26Ikpeazu
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
7,068

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Connor Smith.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Berry.

Attempt saved. Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Craig Tanner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces David Fox.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 1. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam McGurk.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces Jordan Slew.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Joe Pigott.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Greg Taylor.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by David Fox.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Tanner.

Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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