Nicky Wroe struck a late winner for Oxford against 10-man Wycombe to give them their first win in six games.

The hosts' afternoon started badly as a fiery Steven Craig was shown a straight red card for elbowing Johnny Mullins in an aerial duel.

Oxford's James Constable and Ryan Williams both fired over from long range with Wycombe's rearguard action keeping the visitors at bay.

However with three minutes remaining Wroe fired home from outside the area.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"I put my name to that performance. The fans appreciated it at the end and I did as well. The lads gave me every single ounce of energy they had, they were brilliant today.

"It's taken a wonder strike from the edge of the box to beat us. We're down, but if we play like that then we're going to have no problems. We'll win a lot more than we lose.

"The red card had a big toll on the game and unfortunately with 10 men it's always going to be difficult.

"I don't think Steve (Craig) meant to get sent off, but if your arm's flailing about then you're risking it. I want to have a go at him but I know he's as gutted as anyone."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood Booked
  • 08 Lewis
  • 06 Johnson
  • 30 Doherty Booked
  • 23 Arnold
  • 04 Scowen (Kretzschmar - 85' )
  • 20 Craig Dismissed
  • 29 McClure (Kuffour - 71' )
  • 10 Bloomfield (Morias - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Stewart
  • 13 Horlock
  • 17 Morias
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 19 Hause
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 28 Mustoe

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt Booked
  • 03 Newey Booked
  • 19 Mullins
  • 06 Wright Booked
  • 04 Raynes (Smalley - 45' )
  • 22 Wroe Booked
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable Booked
  • 07 Rigg (Ruffels - 94' )
  • 15 Williams Booked (Davies - 94' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Smalley
  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 23 Henly
  • 34 Bevans
  • 35 O'Dowda
  • 37 Ruffels
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 5,751

Match Stats

Shots

5 6

On target

3 2

Corners

4 7

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1.

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1.

90:00 +3:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

90:00 +3:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Ryan Williams.

90:00 +1:41

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Newey.

90:00 +0:53

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

90:00 +0:53

Leon Johnson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

87:43 Booking

Booking Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

87:19 Booking

Booking James Constable (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

86:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

85:17

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Josh Scowen.

83:00

Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:58 Booking

Booking Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

81:51

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

81:51

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:51 Booking

Booking Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

77:41 Booking

Booking Ryan Williams (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

76:02

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

75:05

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:05

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

73:15

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Matt McClure.

69:12

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

68:51

Attempt saved. Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:12

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

68:12

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:16

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

65:14

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

62:15

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

59:34

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

59:34

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

55:13

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:13

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

53:33

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

53:33

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:36

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

51:36

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:00

Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

48:48 Booking

Booking David Hunt (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

48:39

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

48:39

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:46

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gary Doherty.

46:58

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Michael Raynes.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +1:40

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

44:11

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Wright.

39:13

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:13

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

35:02

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

33:29

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Newey.

30:21

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

29:57

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

28:56 Booking

Booking Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

28:33

Foul by Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers).

28:33

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:02

Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

21:31 Booking

Booking John Mullins (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

21:26

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:26

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

19:28 Dismissal

Dismissal Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the red card for fighting.

19:23

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

19:23

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

17:00

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:56

Foul by Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers).

16:04

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:04

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

11:47

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

11:47

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:56

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8:31

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

8:31

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:19

Foul by Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:19

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:04

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:04

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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