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Oxford United kick off League One with a draw against Cambridge

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONE Abbey Stadium
SAT 07 AUG 2021 Attendance: 6,444
Cambridge United 1 Oxford United 1
Ironside (p) 78′ Seddon 42
13 Jack Stevens
14 Anthony Forde
5 Elliot Moore
4 Jordan Thorniley
42 Steve Seddon ⚽🟨
17 James Henry
8 Cameron Brannagan
10 Mark Sykes 85 for McGuane
21 Gavin Whyte
7 Ryan Williams 57 for Bodin  🟨
9 Matt Taylor 66 for Winnall
SUBS
1 Eastwood
2 Long
6 Gorrin
11 Winnall 66 for Taylor
18 McGuane 85 for Sykes
19 Agyei
23 Bodin 57 for Williams

Cambridge vs Oxford Match Report

Oxford kicked off their 6th successive season with a draw in the Sky Bet League One, but manager Karl Robinson was delighted to return to a full capacity stadium and the first away game with fans since beating Shrewsbury 3-2 March 7th 2020. Albeit he was forced to sit in the stands due to his four game suspension after the ill-tempered game against Sunderland last season.

Newly promoted Cambridge spoiled the party with a late penalty, after debutant left-back Steve Seddon scored the opener in the 42nd minute. Playing in their brilliant white away kit rather than the traditional yellow due to a clash with the home side, United enjoyed most of the early possession and two early chances with Jordan Thorniley in the 5th and a first proper sniff at goal in the 15th minute as Williams had a shot blocked after good work from Whyte.

James Henry forced opposition keeper Mitov into a fine save from a header from a superb cross from Seddon who looks a great signing already. Cambridge had chances with a snatched shot by James Brophy that didn’t test Jack Stevens, but the game swung the U’s way in the 42nd minute when Forde linked with Williams and Taylor flicked the cross on for Seddon to drive in at the back post to send the travelling fans into raptures and a half-time lead.

Cambridge were galvanised at half-time and came out the strongest, with Oxford sitting back too deep. In the 77th minute, Sykes brought down Paul Digby in the box giving Ironside the opportunity to dispatch the penalty past Stevens. No side looked like grabbing a late winner and a draw was a fair result.

Next up is fellow League One side Burton Albion away on Wednesday in the EFL Cup, who began their season with a 1-0 away win against Shrewsbury. Saturday sees the visit of Charlton Athletic to the Kassam Stadium in the next League One encounter.

League One Table

Pos Team P PTS GD
1 Rotherham United 1 3 +2
2 AFC Wimbledon 1 3 +1
3 Sunderland 1 3 +1
4 Wycombe Wanderers 1 3 +1
5 Burton Albion 1 3 +1
6 Portsmouth 1 3 +1
7 Bolton Wanderers 1 1 +0
8 MK Dons 1 1 0
9 Ipswich Town 1 1 0
10 Morecombe 1 1 0
11 Cambridge United 1 1 0
12 Cheltenham Town 1 1 0
13 Crewe Alexandra 1 1 0
14 Gillingham 1 1 0
15 Lincoln City 1 1 0
16 OXFORD UNITED 1 1 0
17 Charlton Athletic 1 1 0
18 Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 0
19 Accrington Stanley 1 0 -1
20 Doncaster Rovers 1 0 -1
21 Wigan Athletic 1 0 -1
22 Fleetwood Town 1 0 -1
23 Shrewsbury Town 1 0 -1
24 Plymouth Argyle 1 0 -2

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 2021/22

08.08.21 A Cambridge United League 1 D 1-1 Match Report
11.08.21 A Burton Albion Carabao Cup D 1-1 Match Report
14.08.21 H Charlton Athletic League 1 W 2-1 Match Report
17.08.21 H Crewe Alexandra League 1 W 1-0 Match Report
21.08.21 A Bolton Wanderers League 1 L 1-2 Match Report
24.08.21 H Queens Park Rangers Carabao Cup L 0-2 Match Report
28.08.21 H Lincoln City League 1 W 3-1 Match Report
31.08.21 A Cambridge United Papa Johns Trophy L 1-4 Match Report
04.09.21 A AFC Wimbledon League 1 L 1-3 Match Report
11.09.21 H Wycombe Wanderers League 1 D 0-0 Match Report
18.09.21 A Cheltenham Town League 1 L 0-1 Match Report
25.09.21 H Gillingham League 1 D 1-1 Match Report
28.09.21 H Accrington Stanley League 1 W 5-1 Match Report
02.10.21 A Sheffield Wednesday League 1 W 2-1 Match Report
05.10.21 H Stevenage Papa Johns Trophy L 2-1 Match Report
16.10.21 H Plymouth Argyle League 1 L 1-3 Match Report
19.10.21 H Shrewsbury Town League 1 W 2-0 Match Report
23.10.21 A Burton Albion League 1 W 3-1 Match Report
26.10.21 H Spurs U21 Papa Johns Trophy W 3-2 Match Report
30.10.21 H Morecombe League 1 W 3-1 Match Report
7.11.21 H Bristol Rovers FA Cup D 2-2 Match Report
13.11.21 A Ipswich Town League 1 D 0-0 Match Report
16.11.21 A Bristol Rovers FA Cup L 3-4 Match Report
23.11.21 H Fleetwood Town League 1 W 3-1 Match Report
27.11.21 H Rotherham United League 1 D 0-0 Match Report
04.12.21 A Sunderland League 1 D 1-1 Match Report
07.12.21 A Doncaster Rovers League 1 W 2-1 Match Report
11.12.21 A MK Dons League 1 W 2-1 Match Report
18.12.21 H Wigan Athletic League 1 L 2-3 Match Report
26.12.21 A Portsmouth League 1 P-P Match Report
29.12.21 H AFC Wimbledon League 1 W 3-0 Match Report
01.01.22 H Cheltenham Town League 1 D 1-1 Match Report
08.01.22 A Lincoln City League 1 L 0-2 Match Report
15.01.22 A Wycombe Wanderers League 1 L 0-2 Match Report
22.01.22 H Sheffield Wednesday League 1 W 3-2 Match Report
29.01.22 A Gillingham League 1
01.02.22 A Wigan Athletic League 1
05.02.22 H Portsmouth League 1
08.02.22 A Accrington Stanley League 1
12.02.22 H Bolton Wanderers League 1
19.02.22 A Charlton Athletic League 1
22.02.22 A Crewe Alexandra League 1
26.02.22 H Cambridge United League 1
05.03.22 H Burton Albion League 1
12.03.22 A Shrewsbury Town League 1
19.03.22 H Ipswich Town League 1
26.03.22 A Morecombe League 1
02.04.22 A Plymouth Argyle League 1
09.04.22 H Sunderland League 1
15.04.22 A Fleetwood Town League 1
18.04.22 H MK Dons League 1
23.04.22 A Rotherham United League 1
30.04.22 H Doncaster Rovers League 1

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