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Oxford United 1-1 Portsmouth

Adam McGurk
Adam McGurk has scored three times in nine appearances for Portsmouth this season

Adam McGurk's long-range equaliser helped 10-man Portsmouth maintain their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a draw at Oxford United.

Liam Sercombe fired Oxford ahead from the edge of the box after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

McGurk levelled the scores after the break as he thundered a shot into the left-hand corner from 30 yards out.

Portsmouth captain Michael Doyle was sent off for a second booking late on, but the hosts could not find a winner.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Cook on Oxford v Portsmouth

"There were spells where we were really poor, where we lost our way.

"I thought we showed a lot more maturity in how we wanted to play in the second half.

"There was a spell in the second half where we took total control of the game - unfortunately we couldn't go on and see it out."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 64mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 18Lundstram
  • 8Sercombe
  • 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 71'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forMacDonaldat 41'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 37mins
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forHobanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3StevensBooked at 68mins
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forBartonat 48'minutes
  • 8DoyleBooked at 81mins
  • 26Evans
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forTubbsat 29'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forHollandsat 82'minutes
  • 7McGurk

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 9Tubbs
  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 17Stockley
  • 29Hollands
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
9,093

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Booking

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Pat Hoban replaces Kemar Roofe.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John Lundstram.

Booking

Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1. Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam Barton replaces Nigel Atangana.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 0.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient8521159617
2Portsmouth8440147716
3Plymouth8512147716
4Wycombe8431115615
5Oxford Utd8341117413
6Accrington834196313
7Morecambe84131614213
8Northampton8413119213
9Exeter84131312113
10Carlisle83411717013
11Mansfield8332116512
12Wimbledon83321010012
13Cambridge82421112-110
14Hartlepool831489-110
15Bristol Rovers831467-110
16York82331011-19
17Stevenage82331114-39
18Luton82241213-18
19Notts County7214914-57
20Yeovil8215914-57
21Barnet8215915-67
22Crawley713358-36
23Dag & Red8134713-66
24Newport8026515-102
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