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Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Oxford United

Garry Thompson
Garry Thompson heads Wycombe in front at Adams Park

Wycombe ended Oxford United's 11-match unbeaten run as Jason McCarthy's goal gave them victory at Adams Park.

After a competitive first half, they went in front when Garry Thompson headed home Joe Jacobson's corner.

Oxford responded with sub Patrick Hoban laying the ball off for Liam Sercombe to fire his 10th goal of the season.

Defender McCarthy restored the lead from Jacobson's free-kick and Michael Harriman ensured the win by clearing Sercombe's late header off the line.

The defeat dropped Oxford one place to third in the League Two table, two points behind new leaders Plymouth, with Wycombe ninth.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm really glad we came away with the three points because we really deserved it.

"The fans were brilliant today, it was great to see the stands so full, and there is no doubt we will go from strength to strength together.

"The season hasn't gone as smoothly as last season, with decisions going against us, and it's going to be tough against Luton (on Boxing Day), but if we perform how we did today then we will definitely be in with a shout."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 22McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 19HarrimanBooked at 60mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMcGinnat 78'minutes
  • 20O'NienBooked at 81mins
  • 11Wood
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forHollowayat 83'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forRoweat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGinn
  • 16Holloway
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Lynch
  • 23Ugwu
  • 25Udumaga

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forEvansat 40'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 8SercombeBooked at 33mins
  • 18Lundstram
  • 4Roofe
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forHobanat 63'minutes
  • 28Maguire

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 9Hoban
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 20Taylor
  • 36Evans
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
5,742

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Stephen McGinn.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Paul Hayes.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Garry Thompson.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Stephen McGinn replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 1. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Evans (Oxford United).

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by John Mullins.

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by George Baldock.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Oxford United 1. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Pat Hoban.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Pat Hoban replaces Danny Hylton.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Booking

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

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2Northampton22134538281043
3Oxford Utd22118333191441
4Portsmouth221010239192040
5Carlisle2210754237537
6Accrington20106435231236
7Bristol Rovers2211383224836
8Mansfield2297630201034
9Wycombe219752822634
10Leyton Orient228953429533
11Cambridge228683333030
12Exeter218673030030
13Luton228593834429
14Wimbledon227872930-129
15Notts County228593338-529
16Crawley2284103038-828
17Morecambe2183103839-127
18Stevenage226883038-826
19Barnet2274113239-725
20Newport2248102635-920
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2227132237-1513
24Dag & Red2227132140-1913
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