Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth was lost for words at the final whistle as ten-man Wycombe overcame Carlisle United in injury time to win 4-3 in an incredible match.

Just when it looked like the Blues were heading for a first league defeat of 2018, Paris Cowan-Hall equalised in the 91st before Marcus Bean astonishingly scored with the final kick for a victory which will live long in the memory.

In the first half, there was never any thought that the game would end in such dramatic fashion with the Blues 2-0 up at the break.

However, moments into the second half, Luke O'Nien was sent off in controversial circumstances for an adjudged handball on the line which handed Carlisle a lifeline, which Danny Grainger duly dispatched.

The visitors then took charge and went 3-2 ahead before the late fireworks gave Ainsworth's side a fifth win on the spin.

The Wycombe boss said: "We were in total control of the game and executed our plans really well.

"We needed 11 men to do what I asked though and we get Luke sent off. In my opinion, we need to get the panel to look at that because we have two good angles and for me it is no way a penalty or red card.

"I think Luke has been harshly done by. I want to appeal it. I have to talk to the relevant parties obviously but that was a real turning point in the game.

"Luke is one of our most influential players and they went four in the middle and it was mayhem for a while.

"We conceded some sloppy goals and suddenly it was all Carlisle but when I made the final change, the timing was important.

"Three at the back was always going to be a gamble. Paris went wing-back with Craig Mackail-Smith and it paid off and the boys were awesome."

Bean scored his first ever goal for Wanderers in his four years at the club, a fantastic volley from 22 yards which stunned everyone at the ground.

Ainsworth led the plaudits for his midfield warrior. He added: "We have been waiting four years.

"There have been ironic cheers and comments in training. Beany has been awesome for me since he signed.

"He has everything you want from a player. He has 100 per cent commitment and desire.

"The only thing that has ever been missing was a goal and what a way to get your first goal for Wanderers, in the 96th minute with a volley into the bottom corner.

"I have never seen him run so fast in that celebration. He has a big smile on his face and deserves all the plaudits but the whole team were awesome and it is a great place to be as a manager."

So far, the Chairboys have notched five wins from five league games this calendar year and have risen to second in League Two.

Despite their magnificent form, Ainsworth was looking ahead to some tough fixtures coming up.

"I am hoping we can keep everyone fit and together", added Ainsworth.

"Hopefully we can have Luke O'Nien back for Exeter next week because he is key for us but we will look at the legs.

"The metres the likes of Paris and Marcus have covered is fantastic and they are all just phenomenal to work with and the fans again were fantastic.

"They never stopped and got their just desserts at the end."