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)
Brannagan31′
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
SUBS
1Eastwood
9Taylor71 for Winnall?
15Mousinho90 for Whyte
27Holland78 for Sykes
18McGuane
19Agyei
23Bodin

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

PosTeamPPTSGD
1Wycombe Wanderers263
2Portsmouth263
3Sunderland262
4Burton Albion262
5Morecombe242
6Sheffield Wednesday242
7AFC Wimbledon241
8Lincoln City241
9OXFORD UNITED241
10Rotherham231
11Accrington Stanley230
12Wigan230
13Plymouth23-1
14Bolton210
15MK Dons21-1
16Ipswich21-1
17Cambridge21-1
18Charlton21-1
19Gillingham21-1
20Cheltenham21-2
21Crewe21-2
22Fleetwood Town20-2
23Doncaster20-3
24Shrewsbury Town20-3

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 21/22

DateOpponentCompScoreReport
AUG
08.08.21ACambridge UnitedLeague OneD1-1Match Report
11.08.21ABurton AlbionCarabao CupD1-1Match Report
14.08.21HCharlton AthleticLeague OneW2-1Match Report
17.08.21HCrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
21.08.21ABolton WanderersLeague OneL1-2Match Report
24.08.21HQueens Park RangersCarabao CupL0-2Match Report
28.08.21HLincoln CityLeague OneW3-1Match Report
31.08.21ACambridge UnitedPapa Johns TrophyL1-4Match Report
SEP
04.09.21AAFC WimbledonLeague OneL1-3Match Report
11.09.21HWycombe WanderersLeague OneD0-0Match Report
18.09.21ACheltenham TownLeague OneL0-1Match Report
25.09.21HGillinghamLeague OneD1-1Match Report
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague OneW5-1Match Report
OCT
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague OneW2-1Match Report
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns TrophyL1-2Match Report
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL1-3Match Report
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-0Match Report
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague OneW3-1Match Report
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns TrophyW3-2Match Report
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague OneW3-1Match Report
NOV
7.11.21HBristol RoversFA CupD2-2Match Report
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague OneD0-0Match Report
16.11.21ABristol RoversFA CupL3-4Match Report
23.11.21HFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-1Match Report
27.11.21HRotherham UnitedLeague OneD0-0Match Report
DEC
04.12.21ASunderlandLeague OneD1-1Match Report
07.12.21ADoncaster RoversLeague OneW2-1Match Report
11.12.21AMK DonsLeague OneW2-1Match Report
18.12.21HWigan AthleticLeague OneL2-3Match Report
29.12.21HAFC WimbledonLeague OneW3-0Match Report
JAN
01.01.22HCheltenham TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
08.01.22ALincoln CityLeague OneL0-2Match Report
15.01.22AWycombe WanderersLeague OneL0-2Match Report
22.01.22HSheffield WednesdayLeague OneW3-2Match Report
29.01.22AGillinghamLeague OneW7-2Match Report
FEB
01.02.22AWigan AthleticLeague OneD1-1Match Report
05.02.22HPortsmouthLeague OneW3-2Match Report
08.02.22AAccrington StanleyLeague OneL0-2Match Report
12.02.22HBolton WanderersLeague OneL2-3Match Report
19.02.22ACharlton AthleticLeague OneW4-0Match Report
22.02.22ACrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
26.02.22HCambridge UnitedLeague OneW4-2Match Report
MAR
01.03.22APortsmouthLeague OneL2-3Match Report
05.03.22HBurton AlbionLeague OneW4-1Match Report
12.03.22AShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-1Match Report
19.03.22HIpswich TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
APR
02.04.22APlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL0-1
05.04.22AMorecombeLeague OneL1-2
09.04.22HSunderlandLeague OneL1-2
15.04.22AFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-2
18.04.22HMK DonsLeague OneW1-0
23.04.22ARotherham UnitedLeague OneL1-2
30.04.22HDoncaster RoversLeague OneD1-1
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