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Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Southend United

Matt McClure
Two goals from Matt McClure helped League Two leaders Wycombe beat 10-man Southend.

Matt McClure scored twice as Wycombe beat 10-man Southend to stay top of the League Two table.

Jack Payne put Southend ahead inside two minutes, but Paris Cowan-Hall levelled before McClure tapped in Sam Wood's pass to put the Chairboys ahead.

Southend were reduced to 10 men when Jerome Binnom-Williams was sent off for a tackle on Josh Scowen.

Joe Jacobson's superb free-kick added to the lead before McClure rounded off a comfortable win from 20 yards.

The victory put Wycombe two points clear at the top, with Southend, who had won their four previous games, dropping to eighth.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Southend

"It's possibly the result of the season so far. It's a really strong Southend team that came here today. I thought we were outstanding today.

"We've got some big games coming up over the Christmas period. Get down here and get behind your boys. Be proud of your boys. I'm extremely proud of everybody involved with Wycombe today.

"We've got to stay consistent, we've got to stay grounded. We've got to keep working so hard and keep things going. I'm so pleased because we worked really hard in training and it paid dividends."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 26MawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-HallSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 80'minutes
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Scowen
  • 11WoodSubstituted forRoweat 88'minutes
  • 9HayesBooked at 50minsSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 80'minutes
  • 19McClure

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 25Amadi-Holloway

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 23Binnom-WilliamsBooked at 61mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 15Bolger
  • 7Worrall
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forWhiteat 68'minutes
  • 26O'TooleBooked at 21minsSubstituted forDeeganat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 11WestonSubstituted forHurstat 45'minutes
  • 19Payne
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Hurst
  • 16C Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,123

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 4, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 4, Southend United 1.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Sam Wood.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Fred Onyedinma replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

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

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 4, Southend United 1. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Michael Timlin.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Southend United 1. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Hand ball by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Dismissal

Jerome Williams (Southend United) is shown the red card.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2112363023739
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Plymouth20104625131234
6Newport209743021934
7Exeter219753026434
8Southend2010462219334
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Accrington209293134-329
12Cambridge208483124728
13Wimbledon207672729-227
14Portsmouth207582425-126
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21York2031072026-619
22Tranmere2046102026-618
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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