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Oxford United 1-1 Northampton Town

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney is mobbed by his Northampton Town teammates after giving the League Two side the lead

Alex MacDonald struck a late equaliser for Oxford against Northampton to deny former U's boss Chris Wilder a winning return to the Kassam Stadium.

Northampton took the lead just before half-time as Ivan Toney's free-kick bounced in front of keeper Jamie Ashdown, wrong footing him.

The visitors failed to find a second goal and MacDonald scored to dent their slim League Two play-off hopes.

The Cobblers are seven points off the play-off places, with three games left.

Northampton Town
The match was delayed as parts of the pitch were filled with sand following London Welsh's match on Sunday, whom Oxford share a ground with

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 29Roofe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 76'minutes
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forRoseat 61'minutes
  • 27VassellSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes
  • 10Hylton

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 7Rose
  • 11MacDonald
  • 24Ashby
  • 30Humphreys
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Northampton

  • 42Jalal
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Collins
  • 16Diamond
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 57mins
  • 19D'Ath
  • 10O'Toole
  • 25Byrom
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forTozerat 87'minutes
  • 22De GirolamoSubstituted forHackettat 74'minutes
  • 24ToneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 4Carter
  • 9Richards
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 14Gray
  • 17Perry
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,836

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 1. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Hackett.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Ivan Toney because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alexander MacDonald replaces Michael Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Diego De Girolamo.

Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Kyle Vassell.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Oxford United).

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Rose replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Shwan Jalal.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Northampton Town).

Kyle Vassell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Northampton Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury432581065293683
3Wycombe432214764422280
4Bury422371256391776
5Southend422112950351575
6Stevenage431911135950968
7Plymouth4318111450331765
8Luton431711154943662
9Newport431711154750-362
10Exeter431613145861-361
11Northampton43177196256658
12Morecambe431512164849-157
13Wimbledon431414155357-456
14Portsmouth431314164951-253
15Dag & Red43158205055-553
16Oxford Utd431216154449-552
17Accrington431410195470-1652
18York431118144547-251
19Cambridge431212195660-448
20Mansfield43139213555-2048
21Carlisle42136235069-1945
22Hartlepool43118243463-2941
23Cheltenham43913213963-2440
24Tranmere43912224360-1739
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