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Carlisle United 0-2 Oxford United

Liam Sercombe
Oxford United midfielder Liam Sercombe has scored 17 goals this season

Oxford United won at Carlisle but their bid for automatic promotion to League One will be decided on the final day of the season as Bristol Rovers beat York.

Victory could have taken the Us up had Rovers lost, but Oxford's fate remains in their own hands as they stay third.

Chris Maguire fired Oxford ahead from the spot just four minutes in when he was fouled in the box by Luke Joyce.

Jack Stacey's wide shot was the closest Carlisle came to drawing level but Liam Sercombe's strike sealed victory.

The result means Oxford remain in third place after Accrington won 1-0 against Wycombe while Carlisle slip two places to 12th in the League Two table.

Oxford face Wycombe in their final game of the season on 7 May and will need to match Bristol Rovers' result or, if Accrington lose, draw to secure promotion back to the third-tier for the first time since 2001.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 27Ellis
  • 2MillerBooked at 66mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 44McQueen
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4Joyce
  • 15ComleySubstituted forStaceyat 45'minutes
  • 11BroughSubstituted forGillieadat 45'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9WykeSubstituted forAsamoahat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Atkinson
  • 8Smith
  • 12Sweeney
  • 13Hanford
  • 16Stacey
  • 17Gilliead
  • 25Asamoah

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 6WrightBooked at 82mins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forLundstramat 45'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forBoweryat 72'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 28MaguireBooked at 18mins
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forWaringat 84'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Waring
  • 18Lundstram
  • 22Long
  • 29Bowery
  • 31Roberts
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
6,948

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Oxford United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Oxford United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Danny Hylton.

  7. Post update

    Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Charlie Wyke because of an injury.

  10. Booking

    Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 0, Oxford United 2. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton452812580453596
2Accrington452412974482684
3Oxford Utd452314881414083
4Bristol Rovers452571375453082
5Portsmouth452115974423278
6Plymouth452391367462178
7Wimbledon4520121363501372
8Cambridge4518131466551167
9Leyton Orient451812155961-266
10Wycombe451713154541464
11Exeter451713156261164
12Carlisle451616136262064
13Mansfield451712166153863
14Luton45189185960-163
15Barnet451611186468-459
16Hartlepool45156244967-1851
17Notts County45149225478-2451
18Yeovil451115194358-1548
19Stevenage451114205267-1547
20Crawley45138244575-3047
21Morecambe45129246890-2245
22Newport451013224363-2043
23Dag & Red45810274579-3434
24York45712265086-3633
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