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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Oxford United

Nicky Wroe struck a late winner for Oxford against 10-man Wycombe to give them their first win in six games.

The hosts' afternoon started badly as a fiery Steven Craig was shown a straight red card for elbowing Johnny Mullins in an aerial duel.

Oxford's James Constable and Ryan Williams both fired over from long range with Wycombe's rearguard action keeping the visitors at bay.

However with three minutes remaining Wroe fired home from outside the area.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I put my name to that performance. The fans appreciated it at the end and I did as well. The lads gave me every single ounce of energy they had, they were brilliant today.

"It's taken a wonder strike from the edge of the box to beat us. We're down, but if we play like that then we're going to have no problems. We'll win a lot more than we lose.

"The red card had a big toll on the game and unfortunately with 10 men it's always going to be difficult.

"I don't think Steve (Craig) meant to get sent off, but if your arm's flailing about then you're risking it. I want to have a go at him but I know he's as gutted as anyone."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11WoodBooked at 78mins
  • 8Lewis
  • 6Johnson
  • 30DohertyBooked at 29mins
  • 23Arnold
  • 4ScowenSubstituted forKretzschmarat 85'minutes
  • 20CraigBooked at 20mins
  • 29McClureSubstituted forKuffourat 71'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMoriasat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 13Horlock
  • 17Morias
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Hause
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 28Mustoe

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntBooked at 49mins
  • 3NeweyBooked at 22mins
  • 19Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 82mins
  • 4RaynesSubstituted forSmalleyat 45'minutes
  • 22WroeBooked at 88mins
  • 17Rose
  • 9ConstableBooked at 88mins
  • 7RiggSubstituted forRuffelsat 90+4'minutes
  • 15WilliamsBooked at 78minsSubstituted forDaviesat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Smalley
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffels
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,751

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Ryan Williams.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Newey.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

  7. Post update

    Leon Johnson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

  9. Booking

    Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  10. Booking

    James Constable (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Josh Scowen.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Booking

    Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Booking

    Ryan Williams (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe26139438241448
2Rochdale26144841311046
3Burton2613762923646
4Southend26136734221245
5Chesterfield25128537221544
6Fleetwood25142940291144
7Oxford Utd25119535211442
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth2697102329-634
12Cheltenham268993337-433
13York2771193232032
14Wimbledon2688102729-232
15Exeter2595113134-332
16Hartlepool2687112733-631
17Mansfield2779112736-930
18Accrington2678113138-729
19Bury26610103034-428
20Wycombe2577113034-428
21Portsmouth26610103039-928
22Bristol Rovers2569102226-427
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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