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Northampton Town 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

Aidy Boothroyd

Aidy Boothroyd was sacked as manager of struggling Northampton Town shortly after their home drubbing by Wycombe.

The visitors needed just 13 seconds to take the lead, Joe Kuffour converting Nick Arnold's cross, before Dean Morgan set up Kortney Hause to make it 2-0.

Izale McLeod netted from close range to reduce the deficit but Wycombe captain Stuart Lewis restored the two-goal lead with a shot through a crowded area.

Morgan completed the scoring, racing clear to beat Matt Duke late on.

Confirmation of came less than an hour after the final whistle at Sixfields.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"This is a huge win for us. It's been coming and I've told people it's been coming and to beat a team like that 4-1 away from home is really special.

"I got quite emotional at the end because I've been wanting that for so long. Losing so many players, we were on our last legs today, but they've come and under adversity have given me everything and I'm so proud.

"Jo Kuffour has been waiting patiently, getting on with his training and waiting for his chance. He's proven to me that he wanted and deserved his chance - and he took it after 10 seconds.

"Statistics are amazing. Yesterday I was six without a win, and now I'm three unbeaten. But it's a real boost to go into the Christmas period."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 2AmankwaahBooked at 5mins
  • 3Widdowson
  • 34RavenhillBooked at 90mins
  • 18ReidBooked at 26minsSubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11Hackett
  • 8MorrisSubstituted forDemontagnacat 23'minutes
  • 39McLeod
  • 9PlattSubstituted forO'Donovanat 27'minutes
  • 29Dallas

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 7Demontagnac
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 17Deegan
  • 19Emerton
  • 21McNamara
  • 33Norris

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1IngramBooked at 74mins
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 5StewartBooked at 62mins
  • 19Hause
  • 23ArnoldBooked at 45mins
  • 8LewisBooked at 81mins
  • 7Morgan
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forMcClureat 90+2'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forKnottat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spring
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Svärd
  • 17Morias
  • 24Angol
  • 28Knott
  • 29McClure
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
4,353

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

    Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Jo Kuffour.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Northampton Town).

  19. Post update

    Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.