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Oxford United 2-1 Peterborough United

Chris Maguire
Chris Maguire's penalty earned Oxford their first league win since being promoted back to the third tier

Chris Maguire's injury-time penalty gave Oxford United a 2-1 victory over in-form Peterborough at the Kassam Stadium, and their first win back in League One.

Maguire was tripped in the box by Jack Baldwin, who was sent off for a second yellow card, and Maguire converted the penalty into the right corner with the match in the third minute of added time.

Posh were bidding for a fourth win in five league and cup games this season, and had put five goals past Millwall in midweek.

But they needed a 62nd-minute equaliser from Tom Nichols, who fired Paul Taylor's cutback into the roof of the net, to get back on level terms.

Wes Thomas had struck straight after the restart to put Oxford in front.

Thomas worked the ball on to his right foot and saw his shot deflect past keeper Ben Alnwick just 12 seconds into the second half, before many fans were back in their seats.

Posh had the better of a scrappy first half. Simon Eastwood superbly tipped over a close-range shot from Gwion Edwards.

In the second half Eastwood made one outstanding save, spreading himself to block Jermaine Anderson's effort. He also showed great agility to prevent a miscued clearance from Josh Ruffels crossing the line for an own goal.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzBooked at 37mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
  • 4Lundstram
  • 8SercombeBooked at 17mins
  • 10MaguireBooked at 66mins
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forCrowleyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 7Crowley
  • 13Buchel
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Taylor
  • 21Roberts
  • 22Long

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 90mins
  • 4Bostwick
  • 3Hughes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forNabiat 73'minutes
  • 15Anderson
  • 8ForresterBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 63'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forCoulthirstat 78'minutes
  • 21Nichols

Substitutes

  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Gormley
  • 20White
  • 22Nabi
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,500

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Peterborough United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Peterborough United 1. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) for a bad foul.

Penalty Oxford United. Chris Maguire draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Adil Nabi (Peterborough United).

Hand ball by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Crowley replaces Wes Thomas.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Paul Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Adil Nabi replaces Marcus Maddison.

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

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Hand ball by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tom Nichols.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Booking

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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