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Cambridge United 2-1 Accrington Stanley

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.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28HallidayBooked at 90mins
  • 6LeggeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20ClarkSubstituted forDunneat 66'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forIkpeazuat 66'minutes
  • 17McGurkSubstituted forNewtonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 13Gregory
  • 14Coulson
  • 19Gosling
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton
  • 26Ikpeazu

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30DonacienBooked at 53minsSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 17Lacey
  • 14Boco
  • 7ClarkBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGornellat 85'minutes
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 70mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,765

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Penalty saved! Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Dismissal

    Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the red card.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Penalty saved! Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Leon Legge (Cambridge United) for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Adam McGurk.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces Janoi Donacien.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Jordan Clark.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Goal!

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

  20. Post update

    Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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