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Oxford United 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Phil Edwards claimed a stoppage-time winner as Oxford came from behind to beat promotion-chasing Scunthorpe in League One.

Paddy Madden curled in a right-footed shot from 14 yards to give the Iron a 12th-minute lead.

The rest of the first half was a scrappy affair on a bobbly pitch where getting the ball under control was not easy.

The second half was much livelier and captain John Lundstram brought the home side level with a driven half-volley from Joe Skarz's left-wing cross in the 52nd minute.

It was Lundstram's first goal of the season and the ex-Everton midfielder was unlucky not to get a second four minutes later with a 20-yard shot which came back off the underside of the crossbar.

Madden was always a threat for Scunthorpe, and goalkeeper Simon Eastwood had to beat out a drive from the dangerous striker, and then saved his header a few moments later.

Luke Daniels' superb point-blank save kept out Liam Sercombe's volley two minutes from time, but Scunthorpe's defence was under severe pressure and, following a corner, Curtis Nelson drove a low 14-yard shot across goal for Edwards to touch home.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Nelson
  • 3Skarz
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4Lundstram
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forJohnsonat 73'minutes
  • 11McAleny
  • 7MartínezSubstituted forHemmingsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Maguire
  • 15Hemmings
  • 19Hall
  • 23Ledson
  • 25Raglan
  • 28Johnson
  • 34Stevens

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 6MirfinSubstituted forDaviesat 90+3'minutes
  • 15Toffolo
  • 26Ness
  • 11Morris
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forAdelakunat 83'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 9Madden
  • 14HopperSubstituted forToneyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 24Toney
  • 28Davies
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,652

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces David Mirfin.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marvin Johnson with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Stephen Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Antonio Martínez.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Oxford United).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marvin Johnson replaces Joe Rothwell.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Oxford United).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ivan Toney replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

John Lundstram (Oxford United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Scunthorpe United 1. John Lundstram (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Skarz.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd38239673433078
2Bolton37209856322469
3Fleetwood381911855361968
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3816121058471160
7Millwall36161195041959
8Bristol Rovers391512125858057
9Oxford Utd37167144942755
10Rochdale36158135551453
11Walsall391314124749-253
12Peterborough391410155454052
13Wimbledon381215114946351
14Northampton39147185763-649
15Charlton391017124946347
16MK Dons381211154849-147
17Bury39129185764-745
18Gillingham391112165167-1645
19Oldham391014152638-1244
20Shrewsbury381110174153-1243
21Port Vale361011154157-1641
22Swindon3999214059-1936
23Chesterfield3989223763-2633
24Coventry38511223059-2926
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