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Cambridge United 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Kyle Knoyle scored the only goal of the game as Cambridge beat Plymouth to record their first win in seven matches.

The U's took the lead through an unlikely source after 18 minutes when right-back Knoyle took Reggie Lambe's pass, ran beyond a defender and buried a fine finish into the far corner.

Five minutes later Harry Darling strode forward before laying the ball off to Paul Lewis on the edge of the box, but goalkeeper Alex Palmer got down well to save his low effort.

Plymouth's best effort of the half came when a short corner was returned to Antoni Sarcevic, whose whipped effort was punched away by Dimi Mitov, before Luke Hannant struck a free-kick over the crossbar for the hosts.

Byron Moore's deflected effort forced Mitov into a save on the hour, while Joel Grant dragged a shot wide 17 minutes from time as the Pilgrims pressed for an equaliser.

Hannant might have sealed the win but fired wide 10 minutes from time, but Plymouth's defeat was confirmed when George Cooper fired a free-kick wide with the final kick.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 34Ward
  • 16Darling
  • 5TaylorBooked at 50mins
  • 22LewisBooked at 57mins
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forCarruthersat 60'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 7Hannant
  • 19LambeSubstituted forRolesat 79'minutes
  • 20Smith
  • 26KnibbsSubstituted forDallasat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dallas
  • 21Carruthers
  • 24Norville-Williams
  • 25Burton
  • 30Roles
  • 33Simper

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6CanavanBooked at 33mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8EdwardsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCooperat 65'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 25Grant
  • 10Mayor
  • 15GrantSubstituted forGrantat 55'minutes
  • 11TelfordSubstituted forClarkeat 73'minutes
  • 17Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 16Grant
  • 18Clarke
  • 32Cooper
  • 39Rudden
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,492

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Darling.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Harvey Knibbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jack Roles replaces Reggie Lambe.

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hannant.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Billy Clarke replaces Dominic Telford.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Palmer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by George Cooper.

Offside, Cambridge United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Luke Hannant is caught offside.

Booking

Samir Carruthers (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. George Cooper replaces Joe Edwards.

Foul by Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Samir Carruthers replaces Liam O'Neil.

Booking

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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