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Oxford United 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Josh Ruffels hit a stunning stoppage-time winner from 25 yards as Oxford came from behind to beat Wycombe in an incident-packed derby.

The win stretched Wanderers' winless run stretched to 10 games, and they were left kicking themselves as they missed a penalty in the first half.

The Chairboys went in front after 21 minutes when goalkeeper Simon Eastwood completely missed Joe Jacobson's free-kick and, after the ball was helped back in, Adam El-Abd hooked it over the line.

But the U's were level nine minutes later with Jerome Sinclair converting Marcus Browne's right-wing cross.

Wycombe had a great chance to regain the lead in the 37th minute after Ruffels brought down Alex Samuel in the box but Jacobson fired the spot-kick wide of Eastwood's left-hand post.

In the second half, Oxford's Rob Dickie had a header from a corner blocked on the line, and Adebayo Akinfenwa headed against the bar before Ruffels settled it in style.

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Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23Long
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Dickie
  • 14RuffelsBooked at 90mins
  • 8Brannagan
  • 40Kashi
  • 10BrowneBooked at 27minsSubstituted forGrahamat 65'minutes
  • 17HenrySubstituted forMackieat 72'minutes
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forSykesat 88'minutes
  • 9Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 6Hanson
  • 15Mousinho
  • 18Graham
  • 19Mackie
  • 24Sykes
  • 27Stevens
  • 43Lopes

Wycombe

  • 30Ma-Kalambay
  • 26McCarthy
  • 6El-Abd
  • 5Stewart
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forHarrimanat 59'minutes
  • 8BeanSubstituted forBloomfieldat 82'minutes
  • 18ThompsonSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 79'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 25Samuel
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 22Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Owens
  • 16Harriman
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
9,250

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Mark Sykes replaces Luke Garbutt.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Curtis Thompson.

Jordan Graham (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ahmed Kashi (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces James Henry.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Attempt saved. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Graham replaces Marcus Browne.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dominic Gape.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

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

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the box.

Attempt blocked. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Michael Harriman replaces Joe Jacobson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton402511478324686
2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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