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Oxford United kick off League One with a draw against Cambridge

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEAbbey Stadium
SAT 07 AUG 2021Attendance: 6,444
Cambridge United1Oxford United1
Ironside (p)78′Seddon42
13Jack Stevens
14Anthony Forde
5Elliot Moore
4Jordan Thorniley
42Steve Seddon⚽🟨
17James Henry
8Cameron Brannagan
10Mark Sykes85 for McGuane
21Gavin Whyte
7Ryan Williams57 for Bodin 🟨
9Matt Taylor66 for Winnall
SUBS
1Eastwood
2Long
6Gorrin
11Winnall66 for Taylor
18McGuane85 for Sykes
19Agyei
23Bodin57 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

PosTeamPPTSGD
1Rotherham United13+2
2AFC Wimbledon13+1
3Sunderland13+1
4Wycombe Wanderers13+1
5Burton Albion13+1
6Portsmouth13+1
7Bolton Wanderers11+0
8MK Dons110
9Ipswich Town110
10Morecombe110
11Cambridge United110
12Cheltenham Town110
13Crewe Alexandra110
14Gillingham110
15Lincoln City110
16OXFORD UNITED110
17Charlton Athletic110
18Sheffield Wednesday110
19Accrington Stanley10-1
20Doncaster Rovers10-1
21Wigan Athletic10-1
22Fleetwood Town10-1
23Shrewsbury Town10-1
24Plymouth Argyle10-2

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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