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Match preview: Cambridge United

7 November 2020

Take a closer look at Town's first round Emirates FA Cup opponents Cambridge United

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

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The U's are currently in second place in Sky Bet League Two having lost only twice in their eleven league games so far this season. In cup competitions, United beat Sky Bet Championship Birmingham City 1-0 away in the Carabao Cup but then lost to Newport County away in round two. They've also played twice in the Papa John's Trophy, beating Fulham 2-0 at home and Burton 4-2 away. The last five games have seen three wins, a draw and a defeat Their most recent game was a 2-1 home win at home to Salford.

Head to Head

We last played Cambridge in the 16/17 season in the Papa John's Trophy, losing 1-0 at home with Joe Pigott scoring the only game. Before that, our most recent games were in the 14/15 season in League Two with a 1-1 draw at the Meadow and a 0-0 away. The last time we beat Cambridge was in November 2002/03 at Gay Meadow when a brace from Nigel Jemson and a goal from Ian Woan were enough to win 3-1 in League Two. All told, we've played each other 32 times with Cambridge winning 14 times to our 8. We've played once in the F.A. Cup before, back in the 78/79 season when we won 3-1.

Top Goalscorer

So far this season, Paul Mullin has scored eleven goals in ten starts in League Two. He's also got one in the Papa John's Trophy giving him a total of twelve goals in twelve starts. The 26-year-old striker joined from Tranmere in July after a loan spell earlier in the year. The Liverpudlian has also played for Swindon and Morecambe after starting his career as a Huddersfield youth player.

Assists

Wes Hoolahan 4

Kyle Knoyle 3

Luke Hannant 2

Goals

Cambridge have scored eleven times at home in the League, five in the first half and six in the second. In away games, they've scored thirteen times.

They've conceded just four times at home this season and are yet to concede in the first fifteen minutes of either half. As with their goals scored, there is no particular period in which they concede more than any other.

Clean Sheets

Seven from fifteen games in all competitions.

Discipline

Cambridge have yet to have a player sent off in League Two or in any of the cup competitions. As a team, they've collected 12 yellow cards which gives them 12 disciplinary points, the third-lowest in League two.

Referee

Peter Wright from Lancashire. Games this season: 9. Yellow cards: 34. Red cards: 1.

Assistants

Ian Smedley and David Hunt

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