Lambe limps off for Carlisle

  • Fitness battle: Reggie Lambe rolled his ankle against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend

    Fitness battle: Reggie Lambe rolled his ankle against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend

Reggie Lambe is an injury concern for Sky Bet League Two side Carlisle United after rolling his ankle at the weekend.

Lambe limped off in the 86th minute of Carlisle’s goalless draw at home to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup.

Atdhe Nuhiu headed against the woodwork for the visiting side in the first minute and also had a close-range shot saved.

Lucas João headed just wide for Wednesday early in the second half, while Bermudian forward Lambe went close for Carlisle.

Sam Cosgrove had a goal ruled out for offside for Carlisle before goalkeeper Jack Bonham superbly kept out a Nuhiu header.

Carlisle, who are at home to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, will face Stevenage or Reading at home in the fourth round if they beat Wednesday in the replay.

Lambe has scored six goals in 31 appearances in all competitions this season.

Keith Curle, the Carlisle manager, praised his team for sticking to their game plan.

“It was a good cup tie,” he told the News&Star. “The quality of Sheffield Wednesday was evident and we had a game plan to allow them to have dominance of the ball.

“They didn’t really cause us a lot of problems and we had chances on the break including a header that was ruled out for offside.”

Nahki Wells came on in the 69th minute in Burnley’s 4-1 defeat away to Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup at the weekend.

Sergio Agüero scored twice in two second-half minutes to help Premier League leaders Manchester City fight back against Burnley.

A mistake by John Stones let in Ashley Barnes to give Burnley a surprise lead in the 25th minute. However, Agüero levelled from a free kick and made it 2-1 from Ilkay Gundogan’s back-heel. Leroy Sané added the third before Bernardo Silva slotted home the fourth.

Jonté Smith was substituted in the 77th minute in Lewes’ 3-0 win at home to Faversham Town in the Bostik League South Division on Saturday.

Milan Butterfield, on loan from League One Walsall, played in Rushall Olympic’s 5-0 defeat away to Stourbridge at the weekend.

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Published Jan 9, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 8, 2018 at 10:43 pm)

Lambe limps off for Carlisle

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