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Cambridge United 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Goalkeeper Will Norris saved two injury-time penalties as nine-man Cambridge beat Accrington 2-1 in an astonishing finish in League Two.

Norris saved from Chris Eagles in the first minute of time added on after Leon Legge was sent off for felling Terry Gornell, and later repelled Gornell's spot-kick after Brad Halliday was dismissed for punching Matty Pearson's header off the line.

Former Accrington player Piero Mingoia struck what proved to be the winner with a stunning volley nine minutes from time following tremendous play by substitute Uche Ikpeazu.

Mingoia had created Cambridge's opener after 14 minutes, whipping in a fine free-kick which was thumped home by Legge.

The visitors were level six minutes into the second half when Billy Kee rammed the ball home from close range after Norris had miraculously kept out Omar Beckles' header from Sean McConville's corner.

Accrington came within inches of taking the lead 12 minutes from time when Romy Boco's effort from outside the box thumped the inside of Norris' left-hand upright and rebounded to safety before the incredible drama in the final minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28HallidayBooked at 90mins
  • 6LeggeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forDunneat 66'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forIkpeazuat 66'minutes
  • 17McGurkSubstituted forNewtonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 19Gosling
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton
  • 26Ikpeazu

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30DonacienBooked at 53minsSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 17Lacey
  • 14Boco
  • 7ClarkBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGornellat 85'minutes
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 70mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,765

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt blocked. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Penalty saved! Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Penalty saved! Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Leon Legge (Cambridge United) for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Adam McGurk.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces Janoi Donacien.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Jordan Clark.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu with a cross.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Cambridge United).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. James Dunne replaces Max Clark.

Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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