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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.

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Oxford win

"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."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Wycombe

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,552

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Paul Hayes.

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

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

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

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Matt Bloomfield.

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

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United).

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.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United).

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Alfie Potter.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Wood.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

Booking

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Steven Craig.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1695223121132
2Luton169431911831
3Shrewsbury1693425121330
4Bury169342617930
5Burton169252120129
6Plymouth16835189927
7Southend167451614225
8Newport166642016424
9Portsmouth166551816223
10Morecambe167271817123
11Exeter166551919023
12Accrington167272427-323
13Cheltenham166461518-322
14Cambridge166372620621
15Northampton166372523221
16Stevenage166372124-321
17Wimbledon165562225-320
18Mansfield165471419-519
19Oxford Utd164481823-516
20York162951420-615
21Dag & Red164391927-815
22Carlisle164392030-1015
23Tranmere162681522-712
24Hartlepool1633101227-1512
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