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Walsall 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Deadline-day loan signing Daniel Agyei scored on his debut to set Walsall on their way to victory over Plymouth.

Burnley striker Agyei nodded home in the first half and Erhun Oztumer sealed the points for Walsall before Graham Carey's late penalty reduced the deficit.

Argyle started brightly as Joel Grant and Carey saw goalbound strikes blocked by defenders inside the first three minutes.

The Saddlers replied with Agyei twice going close, heading straight at keeper Luke McCormick from close range and seeing a 10-yard strike deflected just wide.

Agyei took his third chance 23 minutes in though, finding the freedom of the Plymouth six-yard box to nod home Luke Leahy's far-post cross.

The visitors almost levelled six minutes before the interval as Jamie Ness' 18-yard volley whistled inches wide.

In a quieter second half, Walsall made it 2-0 with nine minutes remaining as Oztumer sprinted from halfway before finding the bottom corner from 20 yards.

And they hung on despite Leahy's 86th-minute push on Nathan Blissett allowing Carey to pull one back from the spot for Plymouth.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 14WilsonBooked at 70mins
  • 24Roberts
  • 5Guthrie
  • 6Devlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 7Chambers
  • 3Leahy
  • 10Oztumer
  • 20BakayokoSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 32AgyeiSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Cuvelier
  • 9Jackson
  • 11Morris
  • 13Roberts
  • 17Flanagan
  • 19Ismail
  • 36Candlin

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24FoxSubstituted forLameirasat 74'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 45'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 82mins
  • 16GrantSubstituted forSongo'oat 38'minutes
  • 9Ciftci

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Wylde
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
5,495

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Jackson (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jon Guthrie (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Simeon Jackson (Walsall).

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces David Fox.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle).

James Wilson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

James Wilson (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle).

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Simeon Jackson replaces Daniel Agyei.

Attempt missed. Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough5410124813
2Shrewsbury541084413
3Charlton5401116512
4Scunthorpe532082611
5Wigan431082610
6Bradford531196310
7Blackpool531186210
8Fleetwood43016339
9Oxford Utd52217348
10Walsall52218718
11Blackburn42027616
12Doncaster51316606
13Bristol Rovers5203811-36
14Southend5131610-46
15Portsmouth412145-15
16Wimbledon511335-24
17Plymouth511359-44
18Bury511348-44
19MK Dons511337-44
20Rotherham41036603
21Rochdale503236-33
22Gillingham502347-32
23Oldham5005512-70
24Northampton4004210-80
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