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Exeter City 5-1 Notts County: Harry Kewell sent off in first league game as boss

Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell, who replaced Kevin Nolan as Notts County boss on 31 August, was shown a red card

New Notts County manager Harry Kewell says he was shown a red card for saying "well done" to the referee during his side's 5-1 League Two hammering by Exeter City.

The former Liverpool and Leeds United forward, taking charge of his first league game since joining from Crawley Town, was sent off in the aftermath of the Grecians' fourth goal.

Kewell felt aggrieved that his side were not awarded a penalty for handball after Exeter had earlier won a spot-kick for the same offence.

"I just said 'well done' to the referee," he told BBC Radio Nottingham. "You can see ones in the far corner but not ones right in front of you.

"We have a cross and it's one of those - does it hit his hand or does it not? The referee says no, we're complaining and they go up the other end and score a goal. That's when I got my marching orders."

County, who had taken just one point from their first six games, fell behind when Pierce Sweeney headed in Lee Holmes' corner.

Jayden Stockley slotted in City's second soon after, but Enzio Boldewijn fired into the top corner for Notts just before half-time.

County could not build on the goal, though, as second-half efforts from Sweeney, Stockley and Aaron Martin earned Exeter a first win in three games.

"I'm not happy," added Kewell. "I'm frustrated because I knew what Exeter were going to bring. They changed their whole team up to suit how we play."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5MartinBooked at 49mins
  • 21Moxey
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forCrollat 50'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forMartinat 79'minutes
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Law
  • 10HolmesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forJayat 89'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 4O'Shea
  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Abrahams
  • 23Croll
  • 24Ogbene

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 12Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forPatchingat 69'minutes
  • 16Brisley
  • 19Ward
  • 24Milsom
  • 11BoldewijnBooked at 68mins
  • 8VaughanBooked at 56mins
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10ThomasBooked at 15minsSubstituted forSteadat 45'minutes
  • 15Hemmings
  • 9DennisSubstituted forAlessandraat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Alessandra
  • 18Hawkridge
  • 20Patching
  • 21Davies
  • 30Stead
  • 33Dunn
  • 40Culverwell
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,916

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 5, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 5, Notts County 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 5, Notts County 1. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Lee Holmes.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

David Vaughan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Hiram Boateng.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Patching (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 4, Notts County 1. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).

Elliott Ward (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Will Patching replaces Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Booking

Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Pierce Sweeney should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ross Fitzsimons.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Kristian Dennis.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Notts County 1. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain (Notts County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ross Fitzsimons.

Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

David Vaughan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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