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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Oxford United

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:

Gareth Ainsworth

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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."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11WoodBooked at 78mins
  • 8Lewis
  • 6Johnson
  • 30DohertyBooked at 29mins
  • 23Arnold
  • 4ScowenSubstituted forKretzschmarat 85'minutes
  • 20CraigBooked at 20mins
  • 29McClureSubstituted forKuffourat 71'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMoriasat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 13Horlock
  • 17Morias
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Hause
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 28Mustoe

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntBooked at 49mins
  • 3NeweyBooked at 22mins
  • 19Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 82mins
  • 4RaynesSubstituted forSmalleyat 45'minutes
  • 22WroeBooked at 88mins
  • 17Rose
  • 9ConstableBooked at 88mins
  • 7RiggSubstituted forRuffelsat 90+4'minutes
  • 15R WilliamsBooked at 78minsSubstituted forDaviesat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Ryan Williams.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Booking

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

Booking

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

Goal!

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Josh Scowen.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

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

Booking

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

Booking

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

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

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Matt McClure.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

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

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

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

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

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

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

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2613941448
2Rochdale2614481046
3Burton261376646
4Southend2613671245
5Chesterfield2512851544
6Fleetwood2514291144
7Oxford Utd2511951442
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth269710-634
12Cheltenham26899-433
13York277119032
14Wimbledon268810-232
15Exeter259511-332
16Hartlepool268711-631
17Mansfield277911-930
18Accrington267811-729
19Bury2661010-428
20Wycombe257711-428
21Portsmouth2661010-928
22Bristol Rovers256910-427
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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