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Newport County 0-3 Oxford United

Newport County's Mickey Demetriou scored an unfortunate early own goal
Newport County's Mickey Demetriou scored an unfortunate early own goal

Oxford United progressed to the Carabao Cup third round as Newport County suffered a nightmare opening.

The League Two side's hopes of an upset were rocked just two minutes in, when Mickey Demetriou sliced Luke Garbutt's low cross into his own net.

Two minutes later Shandon Baptiste fired home from outside the box.

The League One visitors had James Hanson sent off for a lunge on Antoine Semenyo, but still added a late third as Gavin Whyte struck from close range.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"You can't start any game like that. It's tough to come back from that in any match and Oxford are a good team from the league above. It was a terrible, terrible start from us.

"Between the two areas I thought we did quite well, second half we were the better team and we were just chasing it at the end (when conceding the third goal).

"But we didn't really create too much and when we did we took the wrong options. It's frustrating because the way we started the game killed it off.

"It summed it up when they had a man sent off and we had to lose a player injured with no subs left, so it was 10 against 10, it topped the night off."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 5Franks
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 22CroftsSubstituted forSheehanat 75'minutes
  • 33CooperBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 61'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 11MattSubstituted forAmondat 68'minutes
  • 42Semenyo

Substitutes

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 9Amond
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 16Sheehan
  • 18Foulston
  • 25O'Brien

Oxford Utd

  • 41Mitchell
  • 2Norman
  • 4DickieBooked at 79mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3GarbuttBooked at 89mins
  • 6HansonBooked at 78mins
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forBrannaganat 75'minutes
  • 26Baptiste
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forHenryat 61'minutes
  • 16Whyte
  • 9SmithSubstituted forLongat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Brannagan
  • 17Henry
  • 22Raglan
  • 23Long
  • 25Dai
  • 27Stevens
  • 43Lopes
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,228

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 0, Oxford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Oxford United 3.

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Franks (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Oxford United 3. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

Fraser Franks (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Padraig Amond (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Long replaces Sam Smith.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) is shown the red card.

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Hand ball by Sam Smith (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Andrew Crofts.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan replaces Josh Ruffels.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Franks (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Padraig Amond replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Newport County).

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Crofts.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Charlie Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Jonathan Obika.

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