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Cambridge United 3-1 Port Vale

Paul Mullin continued his exceptional form in front of goal as League Two leaders Cambridge beat Port Vale 3-1.

Mullin scored a hat-trick to add to three earlier braces and now has 11 goals in 10 appearances in all competitions.

The home side were given the perfect start with an early penalty, converted by Mullin in the third minute after Luke Hannant was felled by Tom Conlon.

It could have been 3-0 by the time Port Vale equalised, with Wes Hoolahan slaloming into the box and seeing his shot come back off the inside of the post and Harrison Dunk heading Hoolahan's cross wide at the far post.

Vale's leveller after 18 minutes was also from the spot, won and converted by Theo Robinson after he was brought down by Harry Darling.

Mullin was on hand to put the U's back ahead after 51 minutes, lashing Dunk's cross home at the end of a super Cambridge breakaway.

At the very death, Mullin sealed the result, scoring from a tight angle after rounding Scott Brown.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 6Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 3IredaleSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 7Hannant
  • 4Digby
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forMayat 78'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 11Dunk
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forIronsideat 85'minutes
  • 10Mullin

Substitutes

  • 16Cundy
  • 17Davies
  • 18El Mizouni
  • 19May
  • 20Ironside
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 17Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 6Smith
  • 24Fitzpatrick
  • 18WhiteheadSubstituted forRodneyat 80'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Robinson
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forPopeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Crookes
  • 9Pope
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Brisley
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rodney
  • 30Visser
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Port Vale 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 3, Port Vale 1. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    David Fitzpatrick (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ironside (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Pope with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Port Vale).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Leon Davies (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Darling.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leon Legge (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Devante Rodney with a headed pass.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Cristian Montaño.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Joe Ironside replaces Wes Hoolahan.

  17. Booking

    Adam May (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Devante Rodney (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam May (Cambridge United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Devante Rodney.