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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Southend United

An 85th-minute penalty from substitute Paul Mullin saw Tranmere come from behind to earn a point at home to struggling Southend.

After being upended by Nathan Ralph in the box, Mullin stepped up and confidently smashed home from the penalty spot.

Southend struck early when Tom Hopper - on his first start in almost a year - clipped an effort neatly over keeper Scott Davies after meeting Simon Cox's through-ball.

It should have been two when an unmarked Tim Dieng planted a header wide from six yards out.

Cox then lifted a shot onto the roof of the net after pouncing on a handling error by Davies.

Rovers almost drew level just before the break when Corey Blackett-Taylor swept an angled strike just over the top from 15 yards.

After the restart, Davies produced a super save to keep out Isaac Hutchinson's powerful drive.

Rovers responded with Neil Danns seeing a curling shot cleared off the line by Joe Shaughnessy, and were eventually rewarded with the equaliser during a dominant final 20 minutes.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 5Ray
  • 6MontheBooked at 68mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 35Danns
  • 17Perkins
  • 18Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forJenningsat 65'minutes
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forMullinat 71'minutes
  • 45Payne

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 9Mullin
  • 11Jennings
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 22Wilson
  • 25Pilling
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2BwomonoSubstituted forDemetriouat 90+3'minutes
  • 19ShaughnessyBooked at 81mins
  • 5Milligan
  • 3Ralph
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forAcquahat 90'minutes
  • 16Hamilton
  • 8DiengBooked at 90mins
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 65mins
  • 10Cox
  • 9HopperSubstituted forHumphrysat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrys
  • 14Goodship
  • 15Kiernan
  • 24Demetriou
  • 26Lennon
  • 32Acquah
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
7,066

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 1.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Emile Acquah.

Booking

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Demetriou replaces Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Emile Acquah replaces Isaac Hutchinson.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).

Nathan Bishop (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Isaac Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Southend United 1. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Nathan Ralph (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).

Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Milligan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Perkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Corey Taylor.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry125521615120
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Lincoln City145271719-217
12Shrewsbury124531013-317
13Doncaster114431313016
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Tranmere133461722-513
18Rochdale123451421-713
19MK Dons124081219-712
20Accrington122551521-611
21Wimbledon132381824-69
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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