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Oxford United 1-0 Newport County

Michael Raynes of Oxford United screams at Joe Pigott of Newport County following a tackle
Michael Raynes of Oxford United screams at Joe Pigott of Newport County following a tackle

Michael Collins' first-half strike took 10-man Oxford out of the relegation zone as their second win of the season left Newport beaten for the first time in eight games in League Two.

Collins' long-range free-kick beat visiting goalkeeper Joe Day and the hosts held on after Tyrone Barnett's red card early in the second half.

The Oxford striker saw red after collecting a second booking.

Joe Pigott and sub Chris Zebroski missed late chances for Newport.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh as he marked three years in charge: "To lose to the flukey goal like we did, we're disappointed and obviously it puts a dampener on it [the anniversary].

"But it's not about me, it's about the team - we've lost our unbeaten run, which is disappointing.

"It's always easy to say you can go and beat 10 men, but nine times out of 10 that doesn't happen, certainly when a team's holding on to a lead."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 25RileyBooked at 63mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 4Raynes
  • 3Newey
  • 19Collins
  • 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 73'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 29HowardSubstituted forMorrisat 58'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 27BarnettBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 14Ruffels
  • 16Whing
  • 18Long
  • 22Long
  • 28Jakubiak

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 15Tancock
  • 5JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 6YakubuBooked at 89mins
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forLoveridgeat 59'minutes
  • 13SandellBooked at 61mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 33ByrneBooked at 31mins
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forCrowat 86'minutes
  • 45PigottBooked at 26mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forZebroskiat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 11Zebroski
  • 20Loveridge
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 26Poole
  • 28Crow
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,072

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Newport County 0.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Booking

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Junior Brown replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Yan Klukowski.

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

Joe Pigott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Danny Rose.

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Chris Zebroski replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Newport County) left footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Booking

Joe Riley (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Booking

Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Riley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Booking

Carlton Morris (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Oxford United).

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Adam Chapman.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Carlton Morris replaces Brian Howard.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury117221881023
2Wycombe11641147722
3Burton117131412222
4Southend11623128420
5Morecambe11614139419
6Northampton115331914518
7Luton11533108218
8Plymouth11515128416
9Portsmouth11443108216
10Cheltenham1144398116
11Accrington115151620-416
12Shrewsbury11434129315
13Wimbledon114341717015
14Exeter114341214-215
15Mansfield115061115-415
16Cambridge114251814414
17Stevenage114251415-114
18Newport113441212013
19Dag & Red113261419-511
20Oxford Utd112451013-310
21York111731014-410
22Tranmere112361115-49
23Carlisle112361221-99
24Hartlepool11227517-128
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