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York City 1-2 Oxford United

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe joined Oxford on a permanent deal from West Brom in the summer

Kemar Roofe ensured Oxford returned to winning ways as he netted his sixth goal of the season in a win at York.

Danny Hylton gave Michael Appleton's side an early lead as he coolly rounded York goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

But confusion in the Oxford penalty area between keeper Sam Slocombe and Johnny Mullins gifted Rhys Turner a simple equaliser before the interval.

Roofe pounced in the area for the second-half winner after Mullins' shot was cleared off the York line.

York boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

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Russ Wilcox on York v Oxford

"We're in a difficult period. We've just played two top teams that have got quality players.

"But I can't ask any more from the players, attitude and application-wise.

"We're looking for a little bit more quality. We're missing four players. You put them into our team and it makes us stronger.

"So we've got to keep battling away and working on things we need to improve on."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 15Lowe
  • 16WinfieldBooked at 55mins
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 2McCoy
  • 10Penn
  • 26Godfrey
  • 4Berrett
  • 11CarsonSubstituted forStrakerat 57'minutes
  • 23Turner
  • 22ThompsonSubstituted forTutondaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCombe
  • 13Straker
  • 17Hare
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Rzonca
  • 27Tutonda

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 8Sercombe
  • 18LundstramSubstituted forGrahamat 72'minutes
  • 7Rose
  • 10Hylton
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 16Graham
  • 20Taylor
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
2,791

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away12
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Oxford United).

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Femi Ilesanmi (York City).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Berrett (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Turner (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Kemar Roofe.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Graham replaces John Lundstram.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Oxford United 2. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Rhys Turner (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. David Tutonda replaces Reece Thompson.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Rhys Turner (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

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

Foul by Ben Godfrey (York City).

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Rhys Turner (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe10631145921
2Plymouth10622168820
3Portsmouth105411710719
4Accrington10541147719
5Leyton Orient105321712518
6Oxford Utd10451138517
7Mansfield10442136716
8Carlisle104421919016
9Exeter105141515016
10Northampton104331311215
11Luton104241714314
12Morecambe104241717014
13Notts County104241516-114
14Bristol Rovers10415109113
15Cambridge103431213-113
16Wimbledon103431113-213
17Hartlepool104151013-313
18Barnet103161318-510
19York102351114-39
20Stevenage102351117-69
21Crawley10235915-69
22Yeovil102171118-77
23Dag & Red10145917-87
24Newport10127618-125
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