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Carlisle United 3-2 Exeter City

Charlie Wyke's two goals came in the ninth and 97th minutes
Charlie Wyke's two goals came in the ninth and 97th minutes at Brunton Park

Late goals by Shaun Miller and Charlie Wyke earned Carlisle United a sensational 3-2 comeback win over Exeter City.

Goals from Reuben Reid and Lee Holmes looked to have earned League Two strugglers Exeter the points after Wyke had equalised for Carlisle early on.

But substitute Miller finally got the home side back on level terms again with his 89th-minute strike before Wyke won it deep into added time.

There was a dramatic start to the game as Reid gave Exeter the lead after just 40 seconds, holding off Shaun Brisley inside the area to squeeze the ball past goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

However it did not take Carlisle long to draw level, Wyke getting in at the near post in the 10th minute to power a header past Christy Pym from Danny Grainger's cross for his seventh goal of the season.

Carlisle were then caught napping by a ball from the right that ran across the six-yard line to Holmes who was on hand to slot the ball home and restore City's led in the 54th minute.

But the Cumbrians threw all their attacking options forward and Miller got on the end of a ball from Nicky Adams to head past Pym.

Wyke thrashed the ball home from close in to make it 3-2 in the seventh minute of added time - but there was still time for Jamie Devitt to be sent off for a foul, his second yellow card.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 5RaynesBooked at 30mins
  • 15Brisley
  • 3Grainger
  • 7KennedySubstituted forLambeat 61'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 8Jones
  • 10Adams
  • 9Wyke
  • 14IbehreBooked at 56minsSubstituted forDevittat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Ellis
  • 11Asamoah
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 17Devitt
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe

Exeter

  • 30PymBooked at 90mins
  • 29Croll
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 28mins
  • 31Sweeney
  • 3Woodman
  • 11WheelerSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
  • 16OakleyBooked at 54mins
  • 25Taylor
  • 10HolmesBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 64'minutes
  • 14Watkins
  • 33ReidBooked at 72minsSubstituted forSimpsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 4James
  • 8Simpson
  • 12Grant
  • 19McAlinden
  • 28Stacey
  • 39Brown
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,058

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 3, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 3, Exeter City 2.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christy Pym (Exeter City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 3, Exeter City 2. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Booking

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Exeter City 2. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Robbie Simpson.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Attempt blocked. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Troy Brown replaces David Wheeler.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Carlisle United).

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Robbie Simpson replaces Reuben Reid.

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Tom Miller.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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