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Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Oxford United

Kemar Roofe

A Kemar Roofe double and a further effort from Danny Rose saw Oxford United dent Wycombe's hopes of automatic promotion from League Two.

Roofe opened the scoring after converting Rose's cross and returned the favour for Rose to slide home.

Paul Hayes turned in Alfie Mawson's header following Nico Yennaris' looped cross to make it 2-1.

Roofe stroked home his second while Aaron Holloway met Fred Onyedinma's cross for 3-2 but it was too late.

Wycombe are third in League Two with fourth-placed Bury's win at Cambridge closing the gap to four points.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Oxford

"I'm disappointed but I feel there was a huge, crucial, game-changing decision around 55 minutes just after we scored and sometimes you've got to swallow them, and we have done today.

"We gave a right effort towards the end and we can play better than we did today. The result doesn't speak totally about us as Wycombe Wanderers, but Oxford deserve it, they put the ball in the goal more often and that's what counts.

"What I got to concentrate on now is getting the best out of my boys on Monday and going again. It's a great game, top of the league, looking forward to that one.

"I always look at the positives and there are positives in there. I will find them and let the boys know what they're capable of on Monday."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Yennaris
  • 6PierreBooked at 28mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forEphraimat 70'minutes
  • 8Bean
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMurphyat 63'minutes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forHollowayat 63'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 23Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 86mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 29RoofeSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 88'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 7Rose
  • 9Hoban
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forVassellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15O'Dowda
  • 16Whing
  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 27Vassell
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,892

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hogan Ephraim.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Kemar Roofe.

Booking

George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

George Baldock (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kyle Vassell replaces Danny Hylton.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Sam Saunders.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Sam Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Peter Murphy replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Oxford United 3. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

George Baldock (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Oxford United 2. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Pierre.

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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