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Oxford United beat Lincoln 3-1 to go third in League One

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEKassam Stadium
SAT 28 AUG 2021Attendance: – 7045
Oxford United3Lincoln City1
Henry12′ 24′ 73′ PScully’87 P
13Jack Stevens
14Anthony Forde🟨
5Elliot Moore
4Jordan Thorniley⬇️ 64′
42Steve Seddon
17James Henry⬇️ 84′⚽⚽⚽
8Cameron Brannagan
6Alex Gorrin
21Gavin Whyte
10Mark Sykes
9Matt Taylor⬇️ 78′
11Winnall⬆️ 78 for Taylor
27Holland⬆️ 84 for Henry
16McNally ⬆️ 64 for Thorniley

Oxford vs Lincoln Match Report

Oxford put the midweek disappointment against QPR to bed with a great win against Lincoln thanks to a superb hat-trick from midfielder James Henry, with the only blots on the copy book an injury to Jordan Thorniley and a late Lincoln penalty.

The U’s started strongly, with Whyte testing the keeper in the 9th minute, but it was Henry who broke the deadlock with a shot from outside the box past the out-stretched arms of Griffiths in the Lincoln goal.

Brannagan and Moore went close, and Oxford caught a break when a Lincoln corner was headed against the post by Jackson in the 21st minute.

In the 24th minute Henry repeated the trick with another shot outside the box with a cracking finish to double Oxfords lead. And he almost made the hat-trick in the 36th minute only to be denied by Griffiths, and manager Karl Robinson was pleased to have kept a clean sheet before the break.

Brannagan opened the second half by testing Griffiths from distance again, but it was Lincoln who piled the pressure on with a succession of corners and Stevens was resolute in stature. It was all comfortable for Oxford though, but a blow came in the 64th minute with an enforced substitution as Thorniley was injury. The defender has been ever present and a rock at the back so the U’s will be hopefully it’s not serious.

In the 73rd minute Montsma felled Matty Taylor in the box and the striker gracefully allowed Henry to step up. He duly smashed home the penalty to claim the match ball and seal the 3 points and send dominant Oxford to 3rd in the table.

Match winner Henry went off to rapturous applause in the 84th minute but the game still had life as within minutes sub McNally fouled Bishop to give a penalty, with Scully making no mistake for 3-1.

Elsewhere, Sunderland beat Wycombe 3-1 too, to take top spot.

League One Table

2Sheff Wed5104
3Oxford Utd5103
11MK Dons582
20Lincoln City54-3

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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