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Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Oxford United

Kemar Roofe

A Kemar Roofe double and a further effort from Danny Rose saw Oxford United dent Wycombe's hopes of automatic promotion from League Two.

Roofe opened the scoring after converting Rose's cross and returned the favour for Rose to slide home.

Paul Hayes turned in Alfie Mawson's header following Nico Yennaris' looped cross to make it 2-1.

Roofe stroked home his second while Aaron Holloway met Fred Onyedinma's cross for 3-2 but it was too late.

Wycombe are third in League Two with fourth-placed Bury's win at Cambridge closing the gap to four points.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm disappointed but I feel there was a huge, crucial, game-changing decision around 55 minutes just after we scored and sometimes you've got to swallow them, and we have done today.

"We gave a right effort towards the end and we can play better than we did today. The result doesn't speak totally about us as Wycombe Wanderers, but Oxford deserve it, they put the ball in the goal more often and that's what counts.

"What I got to concentrate on now is getting the best out of my boys on Monday and going again. It's a great game, top of the league, looking forward to that one.

"I always look at the positives and there are positives in there. I will find them and let the boys know what they're capable of on Monday."

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Yennaris
  • 6PierreBooked at 28mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forEphraimat 70'minutes
  • 8Bean
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMurphyat 63'minutes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forHollowayat 63'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 23Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 86mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 29RoofeSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 88'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 7Rose
  • 9Hoban
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forVassellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15O'Dowda
  • 16Whing
  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 27Vassell
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,892

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 3. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hogan Ephraim.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Kemar Roofe.

  9. Booking

    George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    George Baldock (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Kyle Vassell replaces Danny Hylton.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Sam Saunders.

  20. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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