Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.
Goalkeeper Will Norris saved two injury-time penalties as nine-man Cambridge beat Accrington 2-1 in an astonishing finish in League Two.
Norris saved from Chris Eagles in the first minute of time added on after Leon Legge was sent off for felling Terry Gornell, and later repelled Gornell's spot-kick after Brad Halliday was dismissed for punching Matty Pearson's header off the line.
Former Accrington player Piero Mingoia struck what proved to be the winner with a stunning volley nine minutes from time following tremendous play by substitute Uche Ikpeazu.
Mingoia had created Cambridge's opener after 14 minutes, whipping in a fine free-kick which was thumped home by Legge.
The visitors were level six minutes into the second half when Billy Kee rammed the ball home from close range after Norris had miraculously kept out Omar Beckles' header from Sean McConville's corner.
Accrington came within inches of taking the lead 12 minutes from time when Romy Boco's effort from outside the box thumped the inside of Norris' left-hand upright and rebounded to safety before the incredible drama in the final minutes.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 28HallidayBooked at 90mins
- 6LeggeBooked at 90mins
- 20ClarkSubstituted forDunneat 66'minutes
- 10WilliamsonSubstituted forIkpeazuat 66'minutes
- 17McGurkSubstituted forNewtonat 86'minutes
- 30DonacienBooked at 53minsSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
- 7ClarkBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGornellat 85'minutes
- 11McConvilleBooked at 70mins
- Ollie Yates
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.
Attempt blocked. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Penalty saved! Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the red card.
Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Penalty saved! Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.
Second yellow card to Leon Legge (Cambridge United) for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Adam McGurk.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces Janoi Donacien.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Jordan Clark.
Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).
Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu with a cross.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brad Halliday.
Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.