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Oxford United 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Oxford ended Shrewsbury's 100 per cent run by holding them to a draw at the Kassam Stadum.

Gino van Kessel fired the U's in front on 75 minutes, shooting in off a post after Junior Brown had cleared off the line at a corner.

But the Shrews levelled on 84 minutes when substitute Stefan Payne found space in the box at a similar scramble following a corner that was not properly cleared.

The Shrews showed invention from a free-kick when Shaun Whalley chipped over the wall for Jon Nolan, whose drive was saved low at his near post by Simon Eastwood.

Oxford, second best in the first half, improved when Jon Obika and Joe Rothwell came on after an hour, and the former immediately tested Dean Henderson with a drive that the keeper palmed aside.

Shrewsbury striker Carlton Morris was unlucky as he lobbed over Eastwood, only to see it hit the bar and bounce down on the goal-line, without going over.

Payne then missed a great opportunity to win it for Shrews in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Williamson
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7HallSubstituted forRothwellat 59'minutes
  • 8Ledson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17HenrySubstituted forObikaat 59'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 39van Kessel

Substitutes

  • 3Tiendalli
  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 20Obika
  • 35Carroll

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 12Brown
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 13Bolton
  • 23Rodman
  • 4GodfreySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 83'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 7Whalley
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
7,120

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Ben Godfrey.

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United).

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Robert Hall.

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Hand ball by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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