EFL Cup - First Round
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Bristol City 1-2 Oxford United

League Two Oxford United came from behind to stun Bristol City and progress to the second round of the League Cup.

Midfielder Joe Bryan had put the hosts ahead after only 70 seconds.

But Carlton Morris levelled it after the break and Danny Hylton struck late to win it for the U's.

It is the sixth time in seven seasons that League One Bristol City have been eliminated from the competition by a team from a lower division.

Bryan had given the hosts the perfect start when he picked up on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' blocked shot and sliced in with his right foot.

The early goal did not unsettle Oxford though, and they had the ball in the net before the break, only for Junior Brown's header to be ruled out by a late offside flag.

The U's kept up the pressure and made it 1-1, with Morris planting a powerful header past goalkeeper Frank Fielding, after Joe Riley's ball in.

And summer signing Hylton shocked the home support when he coolly slotted the winner past Fielding.

Steve Cotterill

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Oxford

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I'm disappointed with how we played and I thought they were the better team.

"They looked a lot more up for it tonight than we did.

"It was just the type of start that I felt we needed and wanted because it might have given us the momentum to go on.

"But you have to give them credit. They were better than us on the night."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 70mins
  • 5Osborne
  • 21Pack
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 16Wynter
  • 14ReidSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 23BryanBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBurnsat 83'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forWilbrahamat 82'minutes
  • 9Baldock

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 8Elliott
  • 13Richards
  • 15Freeman
  • 17Cunningham
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Burns

Oxford Utd

  • 21Crocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 3Newey
  • 13Hunt
  • 5Mullins
  • 2Meades
  • 8Brown
  • 25Riley
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forCollinsat 19'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forHyltonat 73'minutes
  • 11Potter

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 10Hylton
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 22Long
  • 31Roberts
  • 53Cavanagh
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,145

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jordan Wynter.

Foul by Jordan Wynter (Bristol City).

Junior Brown (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Oxford United 2. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Hand ball by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) header from very close range is blocked.

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Riley (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Hylton replaces Carlton Morris.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

Jonathan Meades (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

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

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Derrick Williams replaces Bobby Reid.

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Oxford United 1. Carlton Morris (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Riley.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

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

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

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