League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Oxford United

Craig Tanner
Argyle substitute Craig Tanner's header earned his side a point.

Plymouth twice came from behind to earn a crucial point against League Two automatic promotion rivals Oxford.

The U's took the lead from a corner when Argyle defender Peter Hartley headed past his own keeper.

Plymouth quickly levelled when Curtis Nelson headed in a Jake Jervis corner.

The visitors led once more when Kemar Roofe rifled in his 21st of the season from 20 yards, before Argyle substitute Craig Tanner headed in from a corner to leave both sides with a point.

Plymouth also saw striker Reuben Reid crash a header off the crossbar early in the second half, before seeing his follow-up cleared off the line by Jonjoe Kenny.

Oxford also had a chance to win the game, but Nelson made a last-gasp tackle to deny Danny Hylton as he homed in on Luke McCormick's goal.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleySubstituted forTannerat 45'minutes
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Simpson
  • 16Purrington
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 11Wylde
  • 9ReidSubstituted forNardielloat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Nardiello
  • 15Harvey
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
  • 29Bentley

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 16Kenny
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Mullins
  • 36J Evans
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 70'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 28MaguireSubstituted forWaringat 81'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 29Bowery

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 7Waring
  • 11MacDonald
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 18Lundstram
  • 24Ashby
  • 34Stevens
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
10,091

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Oxford United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Daniel Nardiello replaces Reuben Reid.

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Waring (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Chris Maguire.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Oxford United 2. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Evans.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

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

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

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

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Mullins.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Peter Hartley because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 2.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton35246564343078
2Oxford Utd351811661342765
3Plymouth35198850302065
4Accrington33169855391657
5Portsmouth341414654302456
6Bristol Rovers341751248351356
7Wimbledon341411951401153
8Leyton Orient351411105148353
9Wycombe34157123732552
10Mansfield35149124641551
11Carlisle33131195250250
12Luton35148135048250
13Cambridge35148134947250
14Exeter35139134549-448
15Barnet34127154451-743
16Crawley35126174056-1642
17Notts County34117164657-1140
18Morecambe35107185563-837
19Newport33910143646-1037
20Yeovil35811163547-1235
21Stevenage35810174259-1734
22Hartlepool3294193354-2131
23York3568213766-2926
24Dag & Red3459203358-2524
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