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Cambridge United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Cambridge were unable to make it three wins from three to start the new League Two season after drawing at home to Tranmere in a match Rovers will feel they should have won.

The high-flying U's will be thankful for an offside decision eight minutes from time when Dimi Mitov spilled a Kieron Morris shot and James Vaughan bundled home, only for the flag to go up with Tranmere celebrations well under way.

The visitors had looked most likely to score from the moment Otis Khan's seventh-minute corner was not dealt with and was deflected goalwards before bouncing off the top of the bar twice and going over.

Ten minutes later Morris played in Vaughan, who was denied by a recovering Mitov having rounded the goalkeeper.

Cambridge, who had scored eight goals without conceding in winning their opening two league matches, should have gone ahead after 24 minutes when Paul Mullin pulled the ball back to Luke Hannant, who blazed over from a great position.

Then, just before half-time, Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies saved well when Adam May let fly from 30 yards.

With less than 20 minutes left, the visitors went close again when Liam Feeney's cross from wide on the right flew past Mitov but landed on the Cambridge crossbar.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2KnoyleBooked at 79mins
  • 16CundyBooked at 53mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forEl Mizouniat 61'minutes
  • 4Digby
  • 19MaySubstituted forIredaleat 76'minutes
  • 7Hannant
  • 20IronsideBooked at 67mins
  • 10MullinSubstituted forDarlingat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 6Darling
  • 9Dallas
  • 17Davies
  • 18El Mizouni
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2O'Connor
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 28Banks
  • 8Spearing
  • 19Feeney
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forLewisat 90'minutes
  • 17KhanSubstituted forWooleryat 79'minutes
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 5Ellis
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Woolery
  • 18MacDonald
  • 22Lewis
  • 23Payne
Referee:
Sam Purkiss

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away14
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Dimitar Mitov (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ironside (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Harry Darling replaces Paul Mullin.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Lewis replaces Kieron Morris.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Cundy.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ironside with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Kieron Morris tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Kaiyne Woolery (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Idris El Mizouni (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Idris El Mizouni (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hannant.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Greg Taylor.