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Oxford United 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Oxford hit back to earn a draw with Scunthorpe in Karl Robinson's first home match in charge after being given a first-half runaround.

The Iron were left kicking themselves following their first League One outing since the sacking of boss Graham Alexander as they had a stack of chances to put the game to bed.

Ivan Toney fired the play-off hopefuls in front after 12 minutes with his fifth goal from eight starts.

Substitute Jon Obika then inspired the U's who equalised with a penalty from James Henry after 56 minutes.

Scunthorpe might have gone into the break three up.

Toney netted by following up a drive from Hakeeb Adelakun that goalkeeper Simon Eastwood failed to hold.

Adelakun volleyed over and Eastwood saved from Josh Morris as Scunthorpe attempted to stretch their lead.

Toney struck the post, while Henry and Rob Dickie blocked efforts on the goal line - and Henry looked to have used an arm.

Obika was then adjudged to have been tripped by Scunthorpe's Jordan Clarke, and Henry converted the penalty into the bottom right corner.

Adelakun later struck the bar for the visitors with a curling shot.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 19Kane
  • 16Dickie
  • 30MousinhoBooked at 35mins
  • 29Smith-Brown
  • 11Brannagan
  • 8LedsonBooked at 14mins
  • 17Henry
  • 18RothwellBooked at 34minsSubstituted forRuffelsat 78'minutes
  • 36NapaSubstituted forBuckley-Rickettsat 67'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forObikaat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Obika
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 28Mehmeti
  • 32Buckley-Ricketts

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2ClarkeSubstituted forVermijlat 72'minutes
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdleBooked at 78mins
  • 3Townsend
  • 19HolmesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forNovakat 85'minutes
  • 24Yates
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 9ToneyBooked at 71mins
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forMcGeehanat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 14Hopper
  • 17Novak
  • 18Vermijl
  • 21Burgess
  • 26McGeehan
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,479

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Oxford United).

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United).

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron McGeehan replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Duane Holmes.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Yates.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Joe Rothwell.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Marnick Vermijl replaces Jordan Clarke.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match James Henry (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Isaac Buckley-Ricketts replaces Malachi Napa.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Malachi Napa (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Oxford United).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan37248571234880
2Blackburn382310572353779
3Shrewsbury39239752312178
4Rotherham392061364461866
5Scunthorpe401515105748960
6Plymouth39179135147460
7Peterborough3915131161491258
8Charlton381610125046458
9Portsmouth38174174847155
10Bristol Rovers39166175658-254
11Bradford38165174956-753
12Southend391311154559-1450
13Doncaster381213134745249
14Gillingham381213134343049
15Fleetwood39139175157-648
16Blackpool391114144550-547
17Oxford Utd381210165358-546
18Walsall381111164757-1044
19MK Dons391012173952-1342
20Wimbledon39119193750-1342
21Oldham371010175065-1540
22Northampton401010203667-3140
23Rochdale37814153846-838
24Bury3979233259-2730
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