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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Hartlepool United

Fred Onyedinma
Fred Onyednma scored his first goal for Wycombe Wanderers

On-loan Fred Onyedinma scored the game's only goal to send Wycombe top of League Two and leave Hartlepool 10 points adrift at the bottom.

The Millwall midfielder scored from a swift counter-attack, beating Scott Flinders at his near post after Michael Duckworth was dispossessed.

Peter Murphy and Alfie Mawson then went close for the Chairboys.

Hartlepool nearly levelled late on but Dan Jones' header hit the post before Lewis Hawkins was red carded.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's one of those games where potentially it could have been an upset.

"We came out and we wanted to put a high tempo from the start. The game plan was for the 20 minutes could we impose our game on them?

"(On Fred Onyedinma) Fantastic for him to score on his home debut, it was a great finish.

"I'm really pleased with everyone, great performance all the way round."

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 15Murphy
  • 4ScowenBooked at 20mins
  • 11Wood
  • 25Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forCraigat 90'minutes
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 16Fletcher
  • 18Rowe

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 2AustinBooked at 45mins
  • 4Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 20Jones
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forFenwickat 83'minutes
  • 21Duckworth
  • 31Tshibola
  • 11Compton
  • 7FranksSubstituted forHawkinsat 73'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 29Bingham

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 8Walker
  • 13Maxted
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 28Green
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,607

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Aaron Holloway.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Scott Flinders (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Paul Hayes.

  11. Booking

    Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Nicky Featherstone.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.