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Oxford United 1-1 Portsmouth

Adam McGurk
Adam McGurk has scored three times in nine appearances for Portsmouth this season

Adam McGurk's long-range equaliser helped 10-man Portsmouth maintain their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a draw at Oxford United.

Liam Sercombe fired Oxford ahead from the edge of the box after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

McGurk levelled the scores after the break as he thundered a shot into the left-hand corner from 30 yards out.

Portsmouth captain Michael Doyle was sent off for a second booking late on, but the hosts could not find a winner.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

"There were spells where we were really poor, where we lost our way.

"I thought we showed a lot more maturity in how we wanted to play in the second half.

"There was a spell in the second half where we took total control of the game - unfortunately we couldn't go on and see it out."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 64mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 18Lundstram
  • 8Sercombe
  • 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 71'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forMacDonaldat 41'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 37mins
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forHobanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3StevensBooked at 68mins
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forBartonat 48'minutes
  • 8DoyleBooked at 81mins
  • 26Evans
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forTubbsat 29'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forHollandsat 82'minutes
  • 7McGurk

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 9Tubbs
  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 17Stockley
  • 29Hollands
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
9,093

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

  7. Booking

    Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Kyle Bennett.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Pat Hoban replaces Kemar Roofe.

  10. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

  15. Post update

    Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Danny Rose.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Booking

    Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient8521159617
2Portsmouth8440147716
3Plymouth8512147716
4Wycombe8431115615
5Oxford Utd8341117413
6Accrington834196313
7Morecambe84131614213
8Northampton8413119213
9Exeter84131312113
10Carlisle83411717013
11Mansfield8332116512
12Wimbledon83321010012
13Cambridge82421112-110
14Hartlepool831489-110
15Bristol Rovers831467-110
16York82331011-19
17Stevenage82331114-39
18Luton82241213-18
19Notts County7214914-57
20Yeovil8215914-57
21Barnet8215915-67
22Crawley713358-36
23Dag & Red8134713-66
24Newport8026515-102
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