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Oxford United 0-0 York City

York are now six points clear of the Football League relegation zone thanks to a goalless draw at Oxford.

The U's, who had been in relegation trouble before back-to-back wins, are now 11 points clear and almost mathematically safe.

City's David Winfield had a header cleared off the line by Michael Collins.

Danny Rose almost scored an Oxford winner but he volleyed wide after being set up by substitute Pat Hoban.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York City boss Wilcox

"I think to come away from home against a good side and to get a point with a clean sheet is always rewarding.

"That's the key from today. First-half we weren't fluent, second-half we got on the front foot and looked like we were going to score.

"Then you come off and see the other results and it's a point nearer where we want to be."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHyltonat 62'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 7RoseSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 78'minutes
  • 29Roofe
  • 27VassellSubstituted forHobanat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 10Hylton
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 16Whing
  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 33Dunkley

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 15Lowe
  • 16WinfieldBooked at 88mins
  • 5McCombe
  • 17Halliday
  • 10Penn
  • 8SummerfieldSubstituted forPlattat 78'minutes
  • 38Zubar
  • 7Coulson
  • 39Hyde
  • 30Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 2McCoy
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19Miller
  • 20Meikle
  • 23O'Hanlon
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
9,406

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamYork
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, York City 0.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dave Winfield (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Luke Summerfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Stéphane Zubar.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Pat Hoban replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Hylton replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

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

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Corner, York City. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (York City) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Corner, York City. Conceded by George Baldock.

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Attempt blocked. Keith Lowe (York City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt missed. Joe Skarz (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Kyle Vassell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, York City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, York City 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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