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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Tranmere moved level on points with AFC Wimbledon in League One after edging out their South London opponents 1-0 at Prenton Park.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy scored the only goal midway through the first half but Rovers wasted a host of chances to put the game to bed and had to live dangerously until the very end.

The Merseysiders took the lead when Manny Monthe won a knockdown at the far post, allowing Connor Jennings to swivel and shoot at goal.

Nathan Trott kept his effort out and also clawed Hepburn-Murphy's rebound away but the linesman ruled that the ball had already crossed the line.

The Dons goalkeeper was single-handedly keeping the visitors in the contest after the break, denying Neil Danns and Hepburn-Murphy, with the latter also hitting the side-netting and blazing a great chance over the bar.

Jennings crashed another effort against the post but, despite their profligacy in front of goal, Wimbledon offered little at the other end, handing Tranmere a crucial victory in the battle to avoid relegation.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 31Chapman
  • 4NelsonBooked at 48mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 14Caprice
  • 35DannsSubstituted forPotterat 84'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 17PerkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forWoodsat 89'minutes
  • 10FerrierSubstituted forMullinat 68'minutes
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 5Ray
  • 8Potter
  • 9Mullin
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6Thomas
  • 4McDonald
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forHartiganat 76'minutes
  • 23Sanders
  • 33Reilly
  • 18Guinness-WalkerSubstituted forWoodat 82'minutes
  • 15Forss
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 12Rudoni
  • 21Delaney
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 32Biler
  • 37Osew
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
6,285

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Potter.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe.

Booking

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Calum Woods replaces Kieron Morris.

Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Shane McLoughlin.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Sanders.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Darren Potter replaces Neil Danns.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kieron Morris.

Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tommy Wood replaces Nesta Guinness-Walker.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jake Caprice following a set piece situation.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon).

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Attempt missed. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon).

Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe21127230151543
2Peterborough21106543251836
3Ipswich20106429161336
4Bristol Rovers2010552925435
5Coventry2181032623334
6Oxford Utd2096538201833
7Blackpool218943024633
8Rotherham2195734231132
9Fleetwood199463326731
10Portsmouth208753024631
11Shrewsbury208751920-131
12Gillingham217772623328
13Sunderland197662521427
14Burton207672423127
15Doncaster186752721625
16Lincoln City2073102123-224
17Accrington215883031-123
18Rochdale2164112336-1322
19Wimbledon2155112532-720
20Tranmere2055102334-1120
21MK Dons2152141833-1517
22Southend2214172462-387
23Bolton184591441-275
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