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Oxford United 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Cheyenne Dunkley (right)
Chey Dunkley (right) has scored four league goals this season

Oxford United clinched promotion to League One as three second-half goals saw them comfortably beat Wycombe.

Cheyenne Dunkley's glancing header from Chris Maguire's corner gave the U's, who finished second in League Two, the lead early in the second half.

Chris Maguire added a second from the penalty spot after Kemar Roofe was brought down in the area by Chairboys defender Aaron Pierre.

Callum O'Dowda sealed the win late on with a shot from inside the box.

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Oxford United: Players celebrate League Two automatic promotion

Having dropped out of the Football League in 2006 before winning promotion four years later, Oxford will play in the third tier for the first time since 2000-01 next season.

With defender Dunkley breaking the deadlock after 53 minutes, Oxford's second-half domination was rewarded with two more goals.

First, Maguire fired in from 12 yards after Roofe was shoved over in the box by Pierre and then, in injury time, O'Dowda dribbled past two defenders before slotting home from six yards.

Wycombe, last season's beaten play-off finalists, finished the season in 13th place, 11 points below the top seven.

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Appleton revels in Oxford promotion

Oxford United manager Michael Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford:

"It feels fantastic. It's been a fantastic season what with the FA Cup run beating Swansea and reaching the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

"To top it off today with the performance the players put in, certainly in terms of the way they went about their business, they were very professional.

"Although it was 0-0 at half-time, we knew we were starting to turn the screw. We knew that if we kept a clean sheet, we'd score goals.

"We tried to play it down. It was about playing the game, not the occasion. We knew that when we got the opportunity to counter-attack, we'd hurt Wycombe."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 6Wright
  • 33Dunkley
  • 14Ruffels
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 78'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 18Lundstram
  • 28Maguire
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forWaringat 87'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBoweryat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 5Mullins
  • 7Waring
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 24Ashby
  • 29Bowery
  • 31Roberts

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 22McCarthy
  • 6PierreBooked at 65mins
  • 5StewartBooked at 70mins
  • 2JombatiBooked at 60mins
  • 8Bean
  • 18RoweBooked at 34mins
  • 4McGinnSubstituted forKretzschmarat 62'minutes
  • 19Harriman
  • 9HayesSubstituted forLiburdat 73'minutes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forUgwuat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Liburd
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu
  • 25Siegrist
  • 26Sellars
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,815

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Kemar Roofe.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Bowery replaces Danny Hylton.

Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dan Rowe.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Alexander MacDonald.

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

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rowan Liburd (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Rowan Liburd replaces Paul Hayes.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Oxford United. Chris Maguire draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

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

Booking

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Benji Büchel.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton462912582463699
2Oxford Utd462414884414386
3Bristol Rovers462671377463185
4Accrington462413974482685
5Plymouth462491372462681
6Portsmouth4621151075443178
7Wimbledon4621121364501475
8Leyton Orient461912156061-169
9Cambridge4618141466551168
10Carlisle461716136762567
11Luton46199186361266
12Mansfield461713166153864
13Wycombe461713164544164
14Exeter461713166365-264
15Barnet461711186768-162
16Hartlepool46156254972-2351
17Notts County46149235483-2951
18Stevenage461115205267-1548
19Yeovil461115204359-1648
20Crawley46138254578-3347
21Morecambe461210246991-2246
22Newport461013234364-2143
23Dag & Red46810284681-3534
24York46713265187-3634
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