EFL Cup
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Tranmere Rovers 1-3 Walsall

Walsall reached the second round of the Carabao Cup with a hard-fought victory at League Two side Tranmere.

Summer signing Morgan Ferrier drilled the League One Saddlers ahead with his first goal for the club.

Josh Ginnelly smashed home Walsall's second just after the hour and Zeli Ismail found the bottom corner to make it 3-0 three minutes later.

Larnell Cole pulled one back for Tranmere 12 minutes from time but it was too little, too late for the hosts.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 23George
  • 14Caprice
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Monthe
  • 24BakayogoSubstituted forMcNultyat 31'minutes
  • 7TollittSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 22Gilmour
  • 28BanksBooked at 50minsSubstituted forHarrisat 71'minutes
  • 29Cole
  • 9Mullin
  • 20Stockton

Substitutes

  • 5McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Jennings
  • 18Smith
  • 30Spellman
  • 40Wharton

Walsall

  • 13Dunn
  • 28Wilson
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 10IsmailSubstituted forMorrisat 76'minutes
  • 4DobsonBooked at 45mins
  • 15Kinsella
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 9Cook
  • 16FerrierBooked at 30minsSubstituted forGordonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 8Morris
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 19Candlin
  • 29Gordon
  • 30Osbourne
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,817

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Walsall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Walsall 3.

Attempt missed. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Walsall) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by George Dobson.

Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Larnell Cole (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Walsall 3. Larnell Cole (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Ellis following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Zeli Ismail.

Attempt missed. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Attempt saved. Kane Wilson (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Oliver Banks.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Walsall 3. Zeli Ismail (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Josh Gordon (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Walsall 2. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Ben Tollitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Foul by Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

George Dobson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers).

Zeli Ismail (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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