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Oxford United lose 3-1 to AFC Wimbledon in League One

Oxford Line-up and Stats

SAT 4 SEP 2021Attendance:
Oxford United3Oxford United1
Rudoni55′, 81′Sykes45’+1
13Jack Stevens
14Anthony Forde
5Elliot Moore
4Jordan Thorniley
42Steve Seddon🟨
17James Henry
8Cameron Brannagan
6Alex Gorrin⬇️ 72′
7Ryan Williams⬇️ 66′
10Mark Sykes⬇️ 72′
9Matt Taylor
11Winnall⬆️ 72 for Sykes
27Holland⬆️ 66 for Williams
26Kane⬆️ 72 for Gorrin

AFC Wimbledon vs Oxford United Match Report

With only 3 games in League One due to International fixtures, Oxford missed out the chance to go top of the summit with a 3-1 loss away against AFC Wimbledon, who started the day 15th.

Ryan Williams came in for Gavin Whyte who was on International duty with Northern Ireland, in the only change since last Saturdays win over Lincoln. New loan signing Herbie Kane who excelled midweek had to settle for a place on the bench.

The U’s had a lively opening but struggled to create any clear cut chances, and were frustrated with AFC’s high defensive line catching them out offside twice in the opening 5 minutes.

James Henry tried to repeat his goal-scoring feats with a blocked shot in the 6th minute which deflected for a corner. But the first 15 minutes were scrappy and Seddon got a yellow card for a bad foul.

It was Stephens in the Oxford goal who had the first save to make, when Luke McCormick hit a weak shot into the centre of the goal, and Stephens again was forced into action by Guinness-Walker.

Sykes finally got a chance on target in the 32nd minute but AFC were the more dangerous leading up until the break keeping Stephens busy.

In first half injury time Sykes finally made the breakthrough when he robbed Hartigan and rolled home a delightful finish to give Oxford the lead and send them top of the table.

Much like last Saturday the position on the summit was not to last, driven by a tenacious and battling AFC side. The dangerous Rudoni headed home another set-piece, to bring the scores level.

Manager Karl Robinson used all three substitutions to introduce Kane, Winnall, and Holland who was denied a great chance to put the U’s back into the lead. Mere minutes later another set-piece saw Nightingale head in, and Rudoni got his second to seal the match and send Oxford down to 7th.

League One Table

3Sheff Wed5104
7Oxford Utd6101
10MK Dons692
20Lincoln City54-3

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 2021/22

08.08.21ACambridge UnitedLeague 1D1-1Match Report
11.08.21ABurton AlbionCarabao CupD1-1Match Report
14.08.21HCharlton AthleticLeague 1W2-1Match Report
17.08.21HCrewe AlexandraLeague 1W1-0Match Report
21.08.21ABolton WanderersLeague 1L1-2Match Report
24.08.21HQueens Park RangersCarabao CupL0-2Match Report
28.08.21HLincoln CityLeague 1W3-1Match Report
31.08.21ACambridge UnitedPapa Johns TrophyL1-4Match Report
04.09.21AAFC WimbledonLeague 1L1-3Match Report
11.09.21HWycombe WanderersLeague 1D0-0Match Report
18.09.21ACheltenham TownLeague 1L0-1Match Report
25.09.21HGillinghamLeague 1D1-1Match Report
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague 1W5-1Match Report
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague 1W2-1Match Report
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns TrophyL2-1Match Report
09.10.21ASunderlandLeague 1P-P
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague 1L1-3Match Report
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague 1W2-0Match Report
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague 1W3-1Match Report
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns TrophyW3-2Match Report
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague 1W3-1Match Report
7.11.21HBristol RoversFA CupD2-2Match Report
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague 1D0-0Match Report
16.11.21ABristol RoversFA Cup
20.11.21AWigan AthleticLeague 1
23.11.21HFleetwood TownLeague 1
27.11.21HRotherham UnitedLeague 1
07.12.21ADoncaster RoversLeague 1
11.12.21AMK DonsLeague 1
18.12.21HWigan AthleticLeague 1
26.12.21APortsmouthLeague 1
29.12.21HAFC WimbledonLeague 1
01.01.22HCheltenham TownLeague 1
08.01.22ALincoln CityLeague 1
15.01.22AWycombe WanderersLeague 1
22.01.22HSheffield WednesdayLeague 1
29.01.22AGillinghamLeague 1
05.02.22HPortsmouthLeague 1
08.02.22AAccrington StanleyLeague 1
12.02.22HBolton WanderersLeague 1
19.02.22ACharlton AthleticLeague 1
22.02.22ACrewe AlexandraLeague 1
26.02.22HCambridge UnitedLeague 1
05.03.22HBurton AlbionLeague 1
12.03.22AShrewsbury TownLeague 1
19.03.22HIpswich TownLeague 1
26.03.22AMorecombeLeague 1
02.04.22APlymouth ArgyleLeague 1
09.04.22HSunderlandLeague 1
15.04.22AFleetwood TownLeague 1
18.04.22HMK DonsLeague 1
23.04.22ARotherham UnitedLeague 1
30.04.22HDoncaster RoversLeague 1

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