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Cambridge United 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere moved out of the League Two relegation zone as they ended a five-game losing streak at Cambridge, despite being reduced to 10 men.

Max Power gave Rovers the lead in first-half stoppage time as he fired in from the edge of the box.

Substitute Sullay Kaikai equalised as he finished well after a jinking run through the Tranmere defence.

But Danny Gardner secured the win soon after before Tranmere skipper Steve Jennings received a second yellow card.

The win, which was just Rovers' third away from home all season, moves them above second-from-bottom Cheltenham on goal difference while Cambridge drop to 18th place.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 2TaitSubstituted forHughesat 83'minutes
  • 18NelsonSubstituted forKaikaiat 55'minutes
  • 4Coulson
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Donaldson
  • 8Champion
  • 19BallSubstituted forSlewat 62'minutes
  • 25Mendez-Laing
  • 10Elliott
  • 15Simpson

Substitutes

  • 9Slew
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 17Hughes
  • 23Morrissey
  • 31Kaikai
  • 40Chiedozie

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 32ThompsonSubstituted forDugdaleat 24'minutes
  • 12Donacien
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 14LairdBooked at 50mins
  • 22JenningsBooked at 79mins
  • 4Power
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 83minsSubstituted forHugillat 85'minutes
  • 9Odejayi
  • 11GardnerBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Hugill
  • 15Kirby
  • 18Dugdale
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 23Shuker
  • 29Donnelly
  • 30Jago
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
4,202

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jordan Hugill.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jordan Hugill replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes replaces Richard Tait.

  15. Booking

    Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rory Donnelly replaces Dan Gardner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Shrewsbury37208954282668
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury371971148361264
5Southend361711843331062
6Luton371610114334958
7Stevenage37169125245757
8Newport37169124342157
9Plymouth371681342281456
10Northampton37165165547853
11Exeter371312124951-251
12Portsmouth371213124441349
13Wimbledon371310144849-149
14Morecambe37139153942-348
15Dag & Red37137174551-646
16Mansfield37129163245-1345
17Accrington37136184561-1645
18Cambridge371110165151043
19Oxford Utd371013143843-543
20Carlisle37124214461-1740
21York37716143543-837
22Tranmere37910183950-1137
23Cheltenham37813163453-1937
24Hartlepool3796222857-2933
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