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Walsall 0-2 Cambridge United

League Two's last remaining unbeaten record fell as Walsall were sunk by two Cambridge penalties.

Paul Mullin, the country's leading scorer, slotted home his 11th goal of the season early on and, after he was taken off, Joe Ironside assumed spot-kick duties to seal the points.

Mullin stroked home his fourth penalty in as many games after Luke Hannant's dart into the box was ended by a Liam Kinsella clip in the ninth minute.

He could have had a second, but headed Leon Davies' cross over before Walsall keeper Liam Roberts made a superb flying save to tip over Hannant's rising drive.

The visitors' dominance continued after the break, Roberts producing a fine fingertip stop to prevent Mullin finding the bottom corner from 18 yards.

But Ironside secured the points for the second-placed Us late on, sending Roberts the wrong way from the spot after Hayden White handled Kyle Knoyle's cross.

Walsall, after six draws in their first eight games, failed to produce an effort of note as a 13-game undefeated run dating back to last season ended tamely.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 24White
  • 6Scarr
  • 3Jules
  • 21NurseSubstituted forOsadebeat 72'minutes
  • 9Lavery
  • 8KinsellaBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBatesat 72'minutes
  • 16Guthrie
  • 15McDonaldBooked at 64mins
  • 22Holden
  • 11AdebayoSubstituted forScrimshawat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 4Sadler
  • 7Sinclair
  • 12Bates
  • 13Rose
  • 23Osadebe
  • 28Scrimshaw

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Cundy
  • 11Dunk
  • 17Davies
  • 44BoatengBooked at 23mins
  • 19May
  • 7HannantSubstituted forEl Mizouniat 90+3'minutes
  • 20Ironside
  • 10MullinSubstituted forIredaleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 6Darling
  • 9Dallas
  • 18El Mizouni
  • 23Knowles
  • 25Burton
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Cambridge United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Cambridge United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Idris El Mizouni (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Iredale.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Idris El Mizouni replaces Luke Hannant.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Bates (Walsall).

  6. Post update

    Jack Iredale (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Wesley McDonald with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Zak Jules (Walsall).

  10. Post update

    Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alfie Bates (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wesley McDonald (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rory Holden (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Caolan Lavery (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Leon Davies (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0, Cambridge United 2. Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Hayden White (Walsall) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Rory Holden (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adam May (Cambridge United).