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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Carlisle United

Jordan Pickford

Tranmere and Carlisle both remain in relegation trouble in League One after a goalless draw at Prenton Park.

Carlisle keeper Jordan Pickford made a number of vital saves for the visitors, denying both Ryan Lowe and Jake Cassidy who had chances to open the scoring.

On the day chairman Peter Johnson revealed the sale of the club had fallen through, Rovers wasted a number of openings throughout the game.

Gary Madine had the Cumbrians' best chances but his shot was easily saved.

Both sides now sit on 40 points, with the same goal difference, but Tranmere are out of the relegation places because they have scored more goals.

Tranmere caretaker manager John McMahon told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It was our aim to start well and get them on the back foot, which we did.

"As always, the players have stuck at it. We had a great spell for 20 minutes where we penned them in, but when you have pressure like that, you have to score. Unfortunately we haven't.

"[Tranmere captain] James Wallace will be out for three or four weeks with a tear in his groin."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 29Pennington
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 17Power
  • 4Taylor
  • 5GoodisonBooked at 90mins
  • 15KirbySubstituted forAriyibiat 74'minutes
  • 18Jennings
  • 14CassidyBooked at 44mins
  • 9Lowe
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 20Brown
  • 25Ariyibi
  • 28Boland
  • 33Mooney

Carlisle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4Chantler
  • 30Meppen-WalterSubstituted forBrownat 66'minutes
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 21Berrett
  • 16Potts
  • 29GuySubstituted forByrneat 65'minutes
  • 10Madine
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forGomez Novoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Lynch
  • 27Brough
  • 28Brown
  • 32Dempsey
  • 33Gomez Novo
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,215

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home15
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by David Symington.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gboly Ariyibi (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Daniel Redmond.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves39268572254786
2Brentford38248662352780
3Leyton Orient402210872373576
4Rotherham392112673452875
5Preston402015556381875
6Peterborough38184165952758
7Swindon40169155853557
8Walsall401414124541456
9MK Dons40167175654255
10Sheff Utd38149154042-251
11Port Vale39156185265-1351
12Bradford391115135048248
13Coventry391610137069148
14Gillingham39146195163-1248
15Bristol City401016146263-146
16Crawley361113123844-646
17Oldham401111184355-1244
18Colchester391013164453-943
19Notts County40124245469-1540
20Tranmere391010194769-2240
21Carlisle391010193961-2240
22Crewe401010204775-2840
23Shrewsbury40814183650-1438
24Stevenage39108214060-2038
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