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Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Sutton United

Mike Ihiekwe scored twice as Tranmere edged out Sutton 3-2 at Prenton Park to move level on points with National League leaders Lincoln.

Rovers, who stay second on goal difference, took the lead in the 29th minute when Adam Buxton whipped over a fine first-time cross and Ihiekwe jumped above his marker to head home.

The hosts went close again early in the second half when the influential Buxton struck the inside of a post with a fine free-kick, and they managed to double their lead when Craig Eastmond scored an unfortunate own goal.

Jack Jebb pulled one back for Sutton in the 77th minute and they were back on level terms when Pape Gueye got the final touch in the 81st minute.

However, Ihiekwe had the final say with a great strike to seal all three points for Rovers.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 69mins
  • 2Buxton
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 5McNultyBooked at 83mins
  • 2Vaughan
  • 8Harris
  • 24J Hughes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 11JenningsBooked at 31minsSubstituted forMekkiat 75'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forCookat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mekki
  • 9Cook
  • 13Turner
  • 19Mangan
  • 39Collins

Sutton United

  • 26Puddy
  • 3Jefford
  • 17Spence
  • 8GomisBooked at 53mins
  • 5JohnBooked at 31mins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 6Collins
  • 21DeaconBooked at 90mins
  • 14DundasSubstituted forJebbat 71'minutes
  • 24BiamouSubstituted forGueyeat 77'minutes
  • 31CadoganBooked at 32minsSubstituted forWrightat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gueye
  • 18Jebb
  • 20Wright
  • 32Nurse
  • 33Brown
Referee:
Joe Johnson
Attendance:
4,694

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Sutton United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Sutton United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Sutton United 2. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces Cole Stockton.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Sutton United 2. Pape Gueye (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Pape Gueye replaces Maxime Biamou.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Sutton United 1. Jack Jebb (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Connor Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Jack Jebb replaces Craig Dundas.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Tommy Wright replaces Kieron Cadogan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Craig Eastmond, Sutton United. Tranmere Rovers 2, Sutton United 0.

Booking

Gomis (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Sutton United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Sutton United 0.

Booking

Kieron Cadogan (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Louis John (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Sutton United 0. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City39257774363882
2Tranmere40257861342782
3Forest Green40229980503075
4Dag & Red412341468482073
5Aldershot4120111057342371
6Dover402161374551969
7Barrow411814962431968
8Gateshead4118131066422467
9Macclesfield391961456451163
10Wrexham411412153951-1254
11Eastleigh411314145256-453
12Boreham Wood411313154238452
13Chester401410165956352
14Bromley41157194759-1252
15Sutton United411310184957-849
16Guiseley411310184760-1349
17Solihull Moors41139195562-748
18Maidstone United39138185167-1647
19Braintree41129204767-2045
20Woking41128215874-1644
21Torquay411110204556-1143
22York41915174763-1642
23North Ferriby United41113272769-4236
24Southport4197254687-4134
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