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Oxford United beaten 2-1 by Stevenage in the Papa John’s Trophy

Oxford Line-up and Stats

EFL CUPKassam Stadium
TUE 5 OCT 2021Attendance: -1,712
Oxford United1Stevenage2
4Thorniley ⬇️45 Long
17Henry ⬇️73 Davis
22Cooper⬇️62 Holland
2Long ⬆️ 45 Thorniley
29Davis⬆️73 Henry
27Holland⬆️ 62 Cooper

Oxford vs Stevenage Match Report

After the4th game in 10 days, a rotated Oxford United side went into the international break suffering a disappointing loss. The last Papa John’s trophy was a young side, and manager Karl Robinson played a very strong side with only the less experienced Joel Cooper and Dan Agyei starting.

The pair were involved early when Cooper set Brannagan free to tee up Sykes to cross for Agyei to set his team off to a flyer with a 11th minute header to open the scoring.

It should have been a formality against the struggling League 2 side, but Stevenage were resolute and soaked up the U’s pressure.

Chances were missed to kill the game off, and Brannagan was stand out. Ben Davis came off the bench for his debut, and could only watch as Reid drove him an equalizer. The former Fulham man was almost an instant hero with a chance to score after a Brannagan cut-back.

With penalties looming, Norris got a last minute winner in a reverse of Saturdays drama.

With 2 losses in the competition it would take a miracle against Spurs U21 team to progress. Oxford would have to hope for a Cambridge win and to win their own game comprehensively to overtake Stevenage on goal difference.

With Saturdays game against Sunderland postponed due to International call-ups, next up is the home game against Plymouth on the 16th.

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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 1D1-1Match Report
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague 1W5-1Match Report
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague 1W2-1Match Report
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns TrophyL2-1Match Report
09.10.21ASunderlandLeague 1P-P
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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