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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Cambridge United

Paul Mullin's 30th goal of the season earned League Two leaders Cambridge a controversial draw in their top-of-the-table clash at Tranmere.

Mullin, scorer of 12 goals in 56 appearances for Rovers, saw a disputed 60th-minute penalty for a foul on Luke Hannant saved by 39-year-old Joe Murphy.

But the former Prenton Park marksman netted the rebound to keep Mark Bonner's side unbeaten in five and two points clear of second-placed Cheltenham.

Tranmere, vastly improved from their 4-0 Good Friday drubbing at Cheltenham, move into an automatic promotion place.

However, Keith Hill's side will feel they should have taken all three points instead of a fourth draw in six games.

Former Cambridge midfielder Paul Lewis fired the home side into a 10th-minute lead with his seventh goal of the season after latching onto a fine pass from Danny Lloyd.

Despite losing veteran midfielder Jay Spearing to injury, Rovers almost doubled their lead in the first half.

Liam Feeney curled a free-kick onto the crossbar while Danny Lloyd carelessly shot wide from a good position 10 minutes from the break.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Murphy
  • 17Khan
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 60mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 18MacDonald
  • 2O'Connor
  • 19Feeney
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forMorrisat 21'minutes
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 81'minutes
  • 22LewisBooked at 79mins
  • 14WoolerySubstituted forNugentat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 11Blackett-Taylor
  • 15Crawford
  • 21Ray
  • 28Nugent
  • 30Jones

Cambridge

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 25Burton
  • 2Knoyle
  • 15Okedina
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Iredale
  • 4Digby
  • 44Boateng
  • 7HannantSubstituted forHoolahanat 76'minutes
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forMayat 63'minutes
  • 20Ironside
  • 10MullinSubstituted forDunkat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Drysdale
  • 11Dunk
  • 13McKenzie-Lyle
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 18Tracey
  • 19May
  • 27Worman
Referee:
Martin Coy

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee O'Connor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Paul Mullin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jack Iredale.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Corey Blackett-Taylor with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam May (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Blackett-Taylor replaces Danny Lloyd.

  13. Booking

    Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Jack Iredale (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Liam Feeney (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Digby (Cambridge United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Wes Hoolahan replaces Luke Hannant.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny Lloyd (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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