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Oxford United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in League One

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEHillsborough
SAT 2 OCT 2021Attendance: 22,060
Sheffield Wednesday1Oxford United2
13Jack Stevens
2Sam Long
4Jordan Thorniley
5Elliot Moore
42Steve Seddon🟨
6Alex Gorrin🟨
26Herbie Kane⬇️ 58′
8Cameron Brannagan
27Nathan Holland
14Anthony Forde⬇️ 84′
9Matt Taylor⬇️ 70′
7Williams⬆️ 84 for Forde
19Agyei⬆️ 70 for Taylor
23Henry⬆️ 58 for Kane

Sheffield Wednesday vs Oxford United Match Report

Super sub James Henry scored a dramatic injury time winner at Hillsborough to give Oxford United a stunning 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in League One.

Clearly boosted by the 5-1 win over Accrington in midweek, it was a superb result to leave the U’s flirting with the playoff places.

It was an all-change team with Gavin Whyte ruled out with coronavirus and room-mate Mark Sykes ruled out as a close contact. And this meant midweek star Holland kept his place with Anthony Forde drafted into the right wing.

Henry missed training so settled for a cameo appearance from the bench, with Gorrin coming back in to hold the midfield and allow Kane and Brannagan the space to dictate the game.

The changes worked in the U’s favour as in the 12th minute former Liverpool player Cameron Brannagan ran clear and fired past Northern Ireland international Bailey Peacock-Farrell to get the away end rocking.

Oxford’s midfield look very assured to control the game until half-time limiting Wednesday to testing Stevens with long range efforts only, and produced a fine save to deny captain Barry Bannan.

After the break Taylor thought he had the second goal but Peacock-Farrell produced an outstanding save. But Sheffield Wednesday were galvanised and Stevens earned his pay-cheque with another great stop from a Barahino header.

The U’s number 13 could do nothing as Scotland International Callum Paterson buried a header in the 70th minute and both team pushed for a winner. Henry had replaced a tiring Herbie Kane, and nicked it with a toe-poke from fellow sub Williams cross to send the away fans into raptures.

Stevens was forgiven into thinking his work was done, but was alert and pushed a Bannan strike off the woodwork to seal the win and on the coat-tails of MK Dons in 6th.

League One Table

6MK Dons11196
8Oxford Utd11185
12Sheff Wed10151
16Lincoln City1112-1

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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