The FA Cup - Second Round
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Cambridge United 2-2 Mansfield Town

Kwesi Appiah's injury-time goal earned Cambridge United an FA Cup second-round replay and denied Adam Murray a winning start as full-time Mansfield Town boss.

Rakish Bingham met a Rob Taylor cross to head the Stags in front early on.

Luke Chadwick levelled soon after, sliding the ball past Sascha Studer following good work from Tom Champion.

Champion then diverted a Taylor free-kick into his own net before Appiah pounced on a Liam Hughes knock down to level against their League Two rivals.

Chris Dunn had kept the home side in the tie, tipping a Fergus Bell shot over the bar, while Studer twice foiled Appiah before he earned Richard Money's side a replay in the second minute of stoppage time.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm disappointed to concede a goal that late in the game, it hurts.

"I knew it would be a challenge coming here and we knew what we were in for. In certain points we stood up to it, other times we didn't.

"We gave possession away too easily, we weren't ruthless enough and we were sloppy on occasions - but we are still in the hat."

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Nelson
  • 3TaylorBooked at 78mins
  • 31KaikaiSubstituted forBlairat 53'minutes
  • 8Champion
  • 17Hughes
  • 22ChadwickSubstituted forDonaldsonat 67'minutes
  • 21AppiahBooked at 90mins
  • 32BirdSubstituted forSimpsonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Norris
  • 15Simpson
  • 23Blair
  • 25Atkinson
  • 27Taylor
  • 33Naylor

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 6TafazolliBooked at 60mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 17Lambe
  • 28ClementsSubstituted forMcGuireat 72'minutes
  • 16Heslop
  • 22TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 25OliverSubstituted forBellat 62'minutes
  • 11BinghamSubstituted forPalmerat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 9Rhead
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 19Marsden
  • 26Waterfall
  • 27Fletcher
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,869

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Simon Heslop.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 2. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Tait with a cross.

  10. Booking

    Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Matty Blair (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  17. Post update

    (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.