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Northampton Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle secured a 2-0 victory against Northampton Town with goals from Graham Carey and Jake Jervis.

Carey raced clear to slot home past goalkeeper Adam Smith for Plymouth's opener, although the Cobblers almost equalised immediately but Ryan Cresswell headed over the crossbar.

Plymouth secured the win in the second half when Jervis finished from a tight angle after Carey's corner.

The Cobblers' misery was compounded when Josh Lelan was sent off late on.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"It became a game where we lost a lot of belief very, very quickly. The quality was not up to the standards our players have shown.

"We played a way that is not the way we try to play. When you don't play in a natural way then you come unstuck.

"If we'd have got something out of the game then it wouldn't have been deserved."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Smith
  • 12LelanBooked at 90mins
  • 5DiamondBooked at 90mins
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
  • 19Watson
  • 8ByromSubstituted forCorryat 76'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHoskinsat 63'minutes
  • 7D'Ath
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHughBooked at 54mins
  • 20BoatengSubstituted forTannerat 82'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forSimpsonat 45'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 21Bittner
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,505

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Josh Lelan (Northampton Town) for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

  6. Booking

    Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

  11. Booking

    Josh Lelan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Hiram Boateng.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Corry replaces Joel Byrom.