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Cambridge United 0-4 Salford City

Cambridge's dismal form continued against Salford with a second successive 4-0 home defeat.

Adam Rooney scored twice while Ashley Hunter and Ibou Touray were on target as the visitors secured their biggest win in the English Football League.

Paul Lewis missed a glorious chance for the U's in the 29th minute when heading off target from the edge of the six-yard box.

Salford took the lead three minutes later with their first notable chance, with Bruno Andrade getting in behind the home defence on the right wing and crossing for Rooney, who got in front of his man to fire home.

Seven minutes into the second half Rooney netted his second from the penalty spot after Greg Taylor was penalised for a trip on Brandon Thomas-Asante, and three minutes later the game was over.

Substitute Liam Hogan's ball into the box dropped to Hunter, who hooked a fine finish into the far corner.

And two minutes from time Touray's ball from the left flew in beyond Dimitar Mitov at his near post to condemn Cambridge to their seventh defeat in nine matches.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Darling
  • 3JonesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forDunkat 71'minutes
  • 10MarisSubstituted forLambeat 78'minutes
  • 8O'NeilBooked at 63minsSubstituted forHannantat 72'minutes
  • 22LewisBooked at 84mins
  • 34El Mizouni
  • 18Adeboyejo
  • 26Knibbs

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 7Hannant
  • 9Dallas
  • 11Dunk
  • 17Davies
  • 19Lambe
  • 25Burton

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 2Wiseman
  • 23PondSubstituted forHoganat 19'minutes
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 26Carvalho AndradeBooked at 83mins
  • 29O'ConnorSubstituted forTowellat 71'minutes
  • 16Baldwin
  • 45Hunter
  • 28Thomas-AsanteBooked at 45minsSubstituted forArmstrongat 67'minutes
  • 9Rooney

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 5Hogan
  • 7Armstrong
  • 17Towell
  • 32Jervis
  • 44Conway
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
3,444

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Salford City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Salford City 4.

Offside, Salford City. Ashley Hunter tries a through ball, but Bruno Andrade is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Salford City 4. Ibou Touray (Salford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Hogan (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Towell (Salford City).

Booking

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

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Jack Baldwin (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Bruno Andrade (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Salford City).

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

Attempt saved. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe replaces George Maris because of an injury.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Luke Armstrong (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Salford City).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Towell (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Luke Armstrong (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Hannant replaces Liam O'Neil.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Richard Towell replaces Michael O'Connor.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Jack Baldwin (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by George Maris.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Luke Armstrong replaces Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Attempt missed. Victor Adeboyejo (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Jones with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon30175853341956
2Exeter2915953930954
3Crewe29157753351852
4Plymouth28156747301751
5Colchester301213541261549
6Northampton29147844311349
7Bradford30121173628847
8Cheltenham281112542231945
9Forest Green30128103531444
10Port Vale30111183837144
11Newport2710982724339
12Salford30109114040039
13Crawley30812104143-236
14Walsall30106142941-1236
15Grimsby2889113034-433
16Scunthorpe3089133945-633
17Oldham30712113144-1333
18Cambridge3088143142-1132
19Carlisle2988133046-1632
20Leyton Orient30710133648-1231
21Mansfield3079144148-730
22Macclesfield2971392832-428
23Morecambe3068162751-2426
24Stevenage30313142136-1522
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