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Oxford United 0-1 York City

Michael Coulson

York stretched their unbeaten run to 14 games by narrowly beating Oxford to move back into the play-off places.

Michael Coulson blasted the only goal high to Ryan Clarke's right from the penalty spot after Dave Kitson handled.

Oxford's James Constable's saw a fierce drive tipped over by Nick Pope and Ryan Williams spurned another good chance.

City's Calvin Andrew had a 20-yard drive well saved by Clarke before U's substitute Michael Raynes headed wide a gilt-edged opportunity to level.

York are now two points clear of their opponents in the final play-off place, with Oxford dropping to eighth.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

York City boss Nigel Worthington

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"It was a big game and a fantastic three points.

"It was a hard fought game; Oxford are a good side.

"They started off very brightly in the first half, we withstood the early pressure and then we came into the game and we managed the game very very well.

"There were chances there for us to go and make it more but the important thing was again to keep a clean sheet and we've done that."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 37Ruffels
  • 6Wright
  • 4Raynes
  • 15R WilliamsSubstituted forPotterat 69'minutes
  • 22WroeBooked at 31mins
  • 8Kitson
  • 9Constable
  • 35O'DowdaSubstituted forConnollyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Potter
  • 16Whing
  • 17Rose
  • 18Davies
  • 21Crocombe
  • 24Connolly
  • 30Long

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 37ReedBooked at 74minsSubstituted forMontroseat 89'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forPuriat 84'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 8AndrewBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBowmanat 90+4'minutes
  • 7CoulsonBooked at 66mins
  • 27Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19Bowman
  • 20Allan
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
7,118

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamYork
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, York City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Bowman replaces Calvin Andrew.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Sander Puri replaces William Hayhurst.

Hand ball by James Constable (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Booking

Adam Reed (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces Ryan Williams.

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

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Booking

Michael Coulson (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

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

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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