League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United1NewportNewport County0

Oxford United 1-0 Newport County

Michael Raynes of Oxford United screams at Joe Pigott of Newport County following a tackle
Michael Raynes of Oxford United screams at Joe Pigott of Newport County following a tackle

Michael Collins' first-half strike took 10-man Oxford out of the relegation zone as their second win of the season left Newport beaten for the first time in eight games in League Two.

Collins' long-range free-kick beat visiting goalkeeper Joe Day and the hosts held on after Tyrone Barnett's red card early in the second half.

The Oxford striker saw red after collecting a second booking.

Joe Pigott and sub Chris Zebroski missed late chances for Newport.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh as he marked three years in charge: "To lose to the flukey goal like we did, we're disappointed and obviously it puts a dampener on it [the anniversary].

"But it's not about me, it's about the team - we've lost our unbeaten run, which is disappointing.

"It's always easy to say you can go and beat 10 men, but nine times out of 10 that doesn't happen, certainly when a team's holding on to a lead."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Clarke
  • 25RileyBooked at 63mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 4Raynes
  • 3Newey
  • 19Collins
  • 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 73'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 29HowardSubstituted forMorrisat 58'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 27BarnettBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 14Ruffels
  • 16Whing
  • 18Long
  • 22Long
  • 28Jakubiak

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Day
  • 15Tancock
  • 5JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 6YakubuBooked at 89mins
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forLoveridgeat 59'minutes
  • 13SandellBooked at 61mins
  • 12Willmott
  • 33ByrneBooked at 31mins
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forCrowat 86'minutes
  • 45PigottBooked at 26mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forZebroskiat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 11Zebroski
  • 20Loveridge
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 26Poole
  • 28Crow
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,072

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  5. Booking

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Junior Brown replaces Callum O'Dowda.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Danny Crow replaces Yan Klukowski.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Newey.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Newey.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Joe Pigott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Booking

    Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.