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Oxford United 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Peter Murphy
Murphy's winner was his seventh goal of the season - matching team-mate Paul Hayes' tally

Peter Murphy's third goal in as many games sunk local rivals Oxford United as Wycombe went top of League Two.

Danny Hylton, having already come close once, scored a first-half penalty for the U's after Joe Jacobson's foul.

But the introduction of debutant Hogan Ephraim after the break lifted the visitors and his cross fell to Paul Hayes, who struck the equaliser.

Murphy headed in Josh Scowen's cross for Wycombe's second, and they survived a scare as Hylton missed a penalty.

The striker hit his late spot-kick way over the bar and into the car park, following Sam Wood's foul on James Roberts, leaving Michael Appleton's side five points above the relegation zone.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"First half was very nip and tuck, I think the penalty decision was very dubious.

"Second half we came out and we knew what we had to do. With those fans behind us it was a fantastic 45 minutes.

"I thought we well deserved the win. Even though there was a missed penalty at the end, I can't believe anyone would leave this ground saying that Wycombe didn't deserve something.

"There's still a long way to go and it's feet on the ground. We are 20 points away from the bottom two."


Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Clarke
  • 25Riley
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 34Holmes-DennisBooked at 76mins
  • 11PotterSubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
  • 16Whing
  • 19CollinsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 77'minutes
  • 7Rose
  • 10HyltonBooked at 60mins
  • 27Barnett


  • 2Meades
  • 4Raynes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 18Long
  • 28Jakubiak
  • 29Howard
  • 31Roberts


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 2JombatiBooked at 89mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 26MawsonBooked at 10mins
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 36mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forKretzschmarat 86'minutes
  • 4Scowen
  • 15Murphy
  • 11Wood
  • 9HayesSubstituted forRoweat 90+4'minutes
  • 12CraigSubstituted forEphraimat 51'minutes


  • 8Lewis
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker
  • 31Ephraim
Tim Robinson

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWycombe
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Paul Hayes.

  4. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot is too high. Danny Hylton should be disappointed.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Booking

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Matt Bloomfield.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Michael Collins.

  18. Post update

    Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United).

  20. Post update

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