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Newport County 0-3 Oxford United

By Chris WathanBBC Sport Wales at Rodney Parade
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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Oxford United 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

  20. Post update

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