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Oxford United beat Charlton 2-1 in the first League One home game

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEKassam Stadium
SAT 14 AUG 2021Attendance: 8440
Oxford United2Charlton Athletic1
Williams23′Washington36′ (P)
13Jack Stevens
7Ryan Williams
16Luke McNally
4Jordan Thorniley
42Steve Seddon
17James Henry
8Cameron Brannagan
6Alex Gorrin🟨
21Gavin Whyte90 for Mousinho
11Sam Winnall71 for Taylor
10Mark Sykes78 for Holland
9Taylor71 for Winnall🟨
15Mousinho90 for Whyte
27Holland78 for Sykes

Oxford vs Charlton Match Report

Fans finally packed out the Kassam Stadium to inspire an energised performance for the U’s to run out 2-1 winners on a gloriously sunny day.

In the warm-up, Anthony Forde picked up an injury, and any doubts of Ryan Williams ability to stand-in as an unfamiliar right back position were dispelled with the opening goal in a lung-busting man of the match performance. His biggest impact came in the 23rd minute after he won the ball and naturally pushed forward as Brannagan released Whyte for a shot, leaving the Australian with an easy finish to send the 7000 home fans in raptures.

Brannagan’s clever play was instrumental in the opener, and the former Liverpool man went one better in the 31st minute when his intelligent run saw him sweep in another loose ball after a Sykes cross. 2-0 up and manager Karl Robinso must have been delighted.

Five minutes later the landscape changed when Winnall was unfairly judged to have handballed in midair, and referee Thomas Bramall pointed to the spot. It was Stevens’ turn to face another penalty for the second league game in a row, and perhaps had Eastwood’s midweek heroics in the back of his mind. Either way, Washington easily finished clawing one back and taking it 2-1 into the halftime break.

After the break, things went understandable flat after the high tempo first half, and perhaps Winnall should have done better in the 61st minute when he slid into another Sykes cross and pushed it wide. The game ended in a 2-1 and 3 points in the bag, and 9th place. With no goals conceded from open play and unbeaten, it’s a great start albeit only 2 games in. Hopefully, United can keep up the momentum in the next game; the 7:45 Tuesday kick off home match vs Crewe in League One.

League One Table

1Wycombe Wanderers263
4Burton Albion262
6Sheffield Wednesday242
7AFC Wimbledon241
8Lincoln City241
11Accrington Stanley230
15MK Dons21-1
22Fleetwood Town20-2
24Shrewsbury Town20-3

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 1
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague 1
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague 1
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns Trophy
09.10.21ASunderlandLeague 1
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague 1
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague 1
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague 1
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns Trophy
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague 1
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague 1
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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