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
11Winnall66 for Taylor
18McGuane85 for Sykes
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

1Rotherham United13+2
2AFC Wimbledon13+1
4Wycombe Wanderers13+1
5Burton Albion13+1
7Bolton Wanderers11+0
8MK Dons110
9Ipswich Town110
11Cambridge United110
12Cheltenham Town110
13Crewe Alexandra110
15Lincoln City110
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 21/22

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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