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Northampton Town 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

Aidy Boothroyd

Aidy Boothroyd was sacked as manager of struggling Northampton Town shortly after their home drubbing by Wycombe.

The visitors needed just 13 seconds to take the lead, Joe Kuffour converting Nick Arnold's cross, before Dean Morgan set up Kortney Hause to make it 2-0.

Izale McLeod netted from close range to reduce the deficit but Wycombe captain Stuart Lewis restored the two-goal lead with a shot through a crowded area.

Morgan completed the scoring, racing clear to beat Matt Duke late on.

Confirmation of came less than an hour after the final whistle at Sixfields.

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"This is a huge win for us. It's been coming and I've told people it's been coming and to beat a team like that 4-1 away from home is really special.

"I got quite emotional at the end because I've been wanting that for so long. Losing so many players, we were on our last legs today, but they've come and under adversity have given me everything and I'm so proud.

"Jo Kuffour has been waiting patiently, getting on with his training and waiting for his chance. He's proven to me that he wanted and deserved his chance - and he took it after 10 seconds.

"Statistics are amazing. Yesterday I was six without a win, and now I'm three unbeaten. But it's a real boost to go into the Christmas period."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2AmankwaahBooked at 5mins
  • 3Widdowson
  • 34RavenhillBooked at 90mins
  • 18ReidBooked at 26minsSubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11Hackett
  • 8MorrisSubstituted forDemontagnacat 23'minutes
  • 39McLeod
  • 9PlattSubstituted forO'Donovanat 27'minutes
  • 29Dallas

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 7Demontagnac
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 17Deegan
  • 19Emerton
  • 21McNamara
  • 33Norris

Wycombe

  • 1IngramBooked at 74mins
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 5StewartBooked at 62mins
  • 19Hause
  • 23ArnoldBooked at 45mins
  • 8LewisBooked at 81mins
  • 7Morgan
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forMcClureat 90+2'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forKnottat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spring
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Svärd
  • 17Morias
  • 24Angol
  • 28Knott
  • 29McClure
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
4,353

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

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

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Jo Kuffour.

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Northampton Town).

Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Duke.

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nick Arnold.

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Billy Knott replaces Max Kretzschmar.

Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe went off injured after Northampton Town had used all subs.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.

Booking

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Izale McLeod (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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3Scunthorpe2110742922737
4Fleetwood2111283427735
5Burton2110562522335
6Newport209742921834
7Southend2110472619734
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe229582730-332
10Dag & Red218672926330
11Cheltenham227962931-230
12Exeter218582729-229
13Wycombe217682928127
14Hartlepool217682423127
15Wimbledon207672324-127
16Plymouth217591622-626
17Accrington2165102329-623
18Bristol Rovers215791922-322
19Mansfield215792329-622
20Portsmouth215792736-922
21York214982428-421
22Torquay2156102233-1121
23Bury214892327-420
24Northampton2146111729-1218
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