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Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Lincoln City

Joe Jacobson
Joe Jacobson has scored three goals so far this season

Left-back Joe Jacobson scored a hat-trick as Wycombe beat Lincoln 3-1 to move to the top of League One.

Jacobson scored a 20-yard free-kick within five minutes and then his 36th-minute corner went in via Michael Bostwick on the line.

Then, after John Akinde had pulled one back on 50 minutes, Jacobson did it again direct from a 75th-minute corner with Lincoln keeper Josh Vickers well beaten.

The convincing victory ensured Wycombe moved to their highest league position in their 132-year history.

Lincoln were missing players due to injury and international duty and it showed with Wycombe dominating throughout, with Jacobsen's double giving them a 2-0 half-time lead.

Matt Bloomfield
Wycombe's victory was tempered by concerns over Matt Bloomfield, who was carried off on a stretcher following a clash of heads

Tyler Walker hit a post for the Imps shortly after the break but there was controversy after Danny Cowley's men pulled themselves back into the game.

Wycombe's Matt Bloomfield and Lincoln's Bruno Andrade were down inside the penalty area with head injuries but play continued as half-time sub Akinde converted Jorge Grant's cross.

Bloomfield was down on the floor for nearly nine minutes before being carried off on a stretcher, but it is understood he did not need to go to hospital.

After Jacobson netted his third, Wycombe came close to a fourth during 13 minutes of injury time with Nick Freeman's chip coming back off the bar.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1AllsopBooked at 51mins
  • 19Grimmer
  • 5Stewart
  • 21Charles
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forOfoborhat 59'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 22Freeman
  • 7Wheeler
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forAaronsat 90+6'minutes
  • 11KashketSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Pattison
  • 13Yates
  • 16Phillips
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 26Aarons
  • 27Parker
  • 28Ofoborh

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 20ConnollyBooked at 90mins
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forAkindeat 45'minutes
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forChapmanat 90+5'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forAndersonat 74'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 6Bolger
  • 12Chapman
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 26Anderson
  • 29Akinde
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,562

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home25
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home3
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Lincoln City 1.

Attempt saved. Nnamdi Ofoborh (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Callum Connolly (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Lincoln City).

Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Vickers.

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Offside, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jorge Grant tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Rolando Aarons replaces Alex Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman replaces Bruno Andrade.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Eardley with a cross.

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Anderson.

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Jacobson following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Lincoln City. Bruno Andrade tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Lincoln City).

Darius Charles (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nick Freeman with a cross.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Lincoln City 1. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno Andrade.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe7430137615
2Coventry7430138515
3Ipswich64201441014
4Fleetwood7412129313
5Lincoln City7403137612
6Blackpool7331128412
7Doncaster532096311
8Sunderland632198111
9Peterborough6312126610
10Burton631285310
11Rochdale62318539
12MK Dons6303811-39
13Bristol Rovers7223810-28
14Shrewsbury622246-28
15Rotherham521256-17
16Gillingham613211836
17Tranmere6123101005
18Portsmouth51227705
19Accrington6123812-45
20Oxford Utd71241015-55
21Wimbledon7025612-62
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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