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Plymouth Argyle 0-0 Cambridge United

Promotion-chasing Plymouth extended their unbeaten League Two run to five matches by ending Cambridge's four-match winning streak in a 0-0 draw.

Argyle should have been ahead by the break but some superb defending by United denied the high-flying home side.

Substitute Samir Carruthers headed off the line as central defender Niall Canavan's header looped over Cambridge keeper Callum Burton from Antoni Sarcevic's corner.

Burton made a superb point-blank save to deny Argyle striker Byron Moore as he looked set to open his account after 28 minutes.

United had penalty appeals waved away by match referee Will Finnie as Canavan tumbled United targetman Paul Mullin just before half-time.

Cambridge came closest to scoring in the 68th minute when substitute Reggie Lambe sent Idris El Mizouni's cross inches past the post.

Leon Davies did well to tee up his own volley before firing just wide as United continued to press.

Argyle's best second half goal effort came late as substitute George Cooper's 20 yard free-kick shaved past the post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 5-3-2

  • 24Palmer
  • 8EdwardsSubstituted forHardieat 71'minutes
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3SawyerBooked at 87mins
  • 21McFadzeanSubstituted forCooperat 71'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 14Bakinson
  • 10Mayor
  • 17Moore
  • 31JephcottSubstituted forTelfordat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 18Hardie
  • 20Randell
  • 32Cooper

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Burton
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Darling
  • 11Dunk
  • 17Davies
  • 22LewisSubstituted forCarruthersat 37'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forLambeat 51'minutes
  • 10MarisBooked at 80mins
  • 34El Mizouni
  • 15MullinSubstituted forKnibbsat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 4Taft
  • 18Adeboyejo
  • 19Lambe
  • 21Carruthers
  • 26Knibbs
  • 30Roles
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
11,597

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (Cambridge United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Darling (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Cambridge United. George Maris tries a through ball, but Idris El Mizouni is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

  9. Post update

    Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  12. Booking

    Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Post update

    Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Samir Carruthers (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

  19. Booking

    George Maris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham331512648262257
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton341671149361355
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Walsall35128153748-1144
15Newport321110112928143
16Grimsby331011123943-441
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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