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Oxford United 2-2 Mansfield Town

Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas has scored two goals in 25 appearances for Mansfield this season

Jack Thomas' late header rescued a point for Mansfield Town against League Two promotion rivals Oxford United.

Former Oxford striker Matt Green opened the scoring for the Stags, heading in after Sam Slocombe's weak attempt to punch a cross clear.

Jonjoe Kenny crossed for Danny Hylton to equalise with a low header past keeper Scott Shearer before half-time.

Hylton fired in his second from Zeli Ismail's cross, but Thomas levelled after Ryan Tafazolli had hit the bar.

The hosts could have won the game for in injury time, but Hylton mishit his effort from five yards out and sent the ball wide.

The result means Mansfield climb to fourth in the table, four points behind third-placed Oxford.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 16KennyBooked at 29mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forIsmailat 64'minutes
  • 18Lundstram
  • 8Sercombe
  • 28MaguireSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 78'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Ismail
  • 29Bowery
  • 33Dunkley
  • 36J Evans

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Collins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3BenningBooked at 27mins
  • 17BlairSubstituted forAlfeiat 67'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 24McGuire
  • 31BaxendaleSubstituted forBeardsleyat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10Green
  • 19LambeSubstituted forThomasat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 9Beardsley
  • 12Jensen
  • 18Yussuf
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Kavanagh
  • 27Alfei
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
5,346

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Mansfield Town 2.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Mansfield Town 2. Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Bowery replaces Kemar Roofe.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

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

Booking

Chris Beardsley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Chris Maguire.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

Attempt blocked. Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Zeli Ismail (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Reggie Lambe.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Mansfield Town 1. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Daniel Alfei replaces Matty Blair.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Zeli Ismail replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Beardsley replaces James Baxendale.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton28194551312061
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd281410444251952
4Mansfield3113994334948
5Bristol Rovers291451039291047
6Wycombe2913793529646
7Leyton Orient30121084641546
8Portsmouth281112545252045
9Accrington26136743311245
10Cambridge30128104441344
11Wimbledon2811984235742
12Carlisle2611964540542
13Exeter28117103940-140
14Luton30108124241138
15Crawley30114153548-1337
16Morecambe30106145053-336
17Notts County27106114046-636
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage31710144054-1431
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2673162443-1924
23Dag & Red2948173052-2220
24York2848162952-2320
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