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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jordan Hugill.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

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

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

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

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

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes replaces Richard Tait.

Booking

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

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rory Donnelly replaces Dan Gardner.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marc Laird.

Attempt blocked. Richard Tait (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Booking

Dan Gardner (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Dan Gardner (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

goal

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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