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Hartlepool United 0-5 Cambridge United

Cambridge romped to a simple win at Hartlepool, the result every bit as comprehensive as it seems.

Four goals in 19 second-half minutes saw the U's take total command to record their third League Two win in a row.

For the hapless hosts this was their second heavy defeat in a week, after they lost 4-0 at Port Vale in the FA Cup to pile the pressure on boss Craig Hignett.

Home defender Toto Nsiala bundled over Luke Berry in the area, but his penalty was superbly saved by Trevor Carson on 43 minutes.

Carson made another fine save to deny Luke Berry, but Pools failed to clear and James Dunne smashed in a fine shot from 15 yards on 51 minutes.

Ten minutes later the lead was doubled as Berry knocked in from close range after being teed up from a powerful run by Uche Ikpeazu on the right.

On 67 minutes, a deep Berry corner was powerfully headed in at the far post by defender Leon Legge.

There was only a four-minute wait for the fourth, Ikpeazu getting a deserved goal with a tap-in.

And on 88 minutes substitute Max Clark's shot was deflected in.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 33Donnelly
  • 22NsialaBooked at 46minsSubstituted forOatesat 71'minutes
  • 6Bates
  • 29Martin
  • 18Hawkins
  • 4FeatherstoneSubstituted forWoodsat 81'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 9Amond
  • 10Paynter
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forAlessandraat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 8Walker
  • 11Oates
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 15Alessandra
  • 26Harrison

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 2Taylor
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Legge
  • 28HallidayBooked at 41mins
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forWilliamsonat 82'minutes
  • 4Dunne
  • 8Berry
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forClarkat 72'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forDunkat 45'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 26Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 20Clark
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,261

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 5.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by James Dunne.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 5. Max Clark (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.

Attempt blocked. Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

James Martin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Max Clark replaces Conor Newton.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Aristote Nsiala.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 4. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Berry.

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

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 3. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross following a set piece situation.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Billy Paynter.

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Martin (Hartlepool United).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Cambridge United 2. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Alessandra replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

goal

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