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Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers: Adebayo Akinfenwa goal helps send Chairboys top

Adebayo Akinfenwa scores
Adebayo Akinfenwa is now the first player to score 50 times under boss Gareth Ainsworth

Quickfire goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Joe Jacobson saw Wycombe win at Tranmere to move top of League One.

Akinfenwa, 37, was left unmarked to head in Jacobson's deep free-kick for his 50th goal for the Chairboys.

Three minutes later left-back Jacobson - on his 33rd birthday and 500th career appearance - netted from the spot after David Wheeler was fouled in the box.

Tranmere had more of the ball but created little, Kieron Morris forcing a smart save from Ryan Allsop late on.

Victory moves Gareth Ainsworth's side three points clear of Ipswich, who have two games in hand, while Tranmere are three points above the drop zone in 18th.

The teams will meet for the third time in 11 days on Wednesday in an FA Cup first-round replay at Adams Park.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 45'minutes
  • 14Caprice
  • 8PotterBooked at 65mins
  • 17PerkinsSubstituted forFerrierat 45'minutes
  • 22Wilson
  • 7Morris
  • 18Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forMullinat 71'minutes
  • 11Jennings

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 9Mullin
  • 10Ferrier
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 24Maddox
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19GrimmerBooked at 47mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 21Charles
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7WheelerSubstituted forOfoborhat 78'minutes
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 71mins
  • 4Gape
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 54'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 11KashketSubstituted forSamuelat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Pattison
  • 13Yates
  • 16Phillips
  • 17Smyth
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Samuel
  • 28Ofoborh
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,460

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers).

Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kane Wilson.

Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nnamdi Ofoborh replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt saved. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kane Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Booking

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Scott Davies tries a through ball, but Morgan Ferrier is caught offside.

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt blocked. Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Ferrier.

Booking

Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe17106127141336
2Ipswich15103225101533
3Coventry177822219329
4Peterborough1784539231628
5Blackpool177732419528
6Rotherham1683525131227
7Oxford Utd1675433191426
8Fleetwood158252719826
9Sunderland157442216625
10Bristol Rovers167451919025
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Gillingham175662120121
15Burton145541815320
16Rochdale185492130-919
17Lincoln City175391822-418
18Tranmere164482030-1016
19Accrington173681727-1015
20Wimbledon1734102028-813
21MK Dons1741121326-1313
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton14347829-211
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