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Exeter City 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Scot Bennett
Exeter City captain Scot Bennett scored his first goal of the season

Exeter City came from behind to secure a narrow win and end League Two leaders Wycombe's 10-game unbeaten run.

Wycombe took the lead early on when Sam Wood's deep cross was headed into the bottom corner by Peter Murphy.

Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym saved from Paul Hayes before David Wheeler equalised for the hosts, bundling in a rebound from Graham Cummins' shot.

The Grecians found the winner when Scot Bennett was first to another Cummins rebound and he scored from close range.

Wycombe remain top despite the defeat, ahead of Burton on goal difference, while Exeter move up to 13th in League Two.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

''Fair play to them (Exeter). I think the movement caught them (the defence) out. We had one of our poor games this season, we still created some good chances.

''We have a few tired legs I think. We'll get them right for Saturday. But credit to Exeter, they took all three points today and we can learn from that and make sure it doesn't happen again.

''I haven't seen an Exeter team go direct like that for a long time. Their goals come from direct play, which we've dealt with very well this season. That's the unfortunate thing.''

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Pym
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 4Bennett
  • 2Butterfield
  • 11Davies
  • 8Oakley
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNobleat 81'minutes
  • 14GrimesBooked at 77mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Keohane
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6PierreBooked at 44mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-HallBooked at 58minsSubstituted forCraigat 66'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forBloomfieldat 67'minutes
  • 4ScowenBooked at 76mins
  • 11Wood
  • 15Murphy
  • 9HayesSubstituted forMcClureat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 23Walker
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,129

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

  8. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Graham Cummins.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Paul Hayes.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces David Wheeler.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

  19. Post update

    Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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