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Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Oxford United

Garry Thompson
Garry Thompson heads Wycombe in front at Adams Park

Wycombe ended Oxford United's 11-match unbeaten run as Jason McCarthy's goal gave them victory at Adams Park.

After a competitive first half, they went in front when Garry Thompson headed home Joe Jacobson's corner.

Oxford responded with sub Patrick Hoban laying the ball off for Liam Sercombe to fire his 10th goal of the season.

Defender McCarthy restored the lead from Jacobson's free-kick and Michael Harriman ensured the win by clearing Sercombe's late header off the line.

The defeat dropped Oxford one place to third in the League Two table, two points behind new leaders Plymouth, with Wycombe ninth.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm really glad we came away with the three points because we really deserved it.

"The fans were brilliant today, it was great to see the stands so full, and there is no doubt we will go from strength to strength together.

"The season hasn't gone as smoothly as last season, with decisions going against us, and it's going to be tough against Luton (on Boxing Day), but if we perform how we did today then we will definitely be in with a shout."

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 22McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 19HarrimanBooked at 60mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMcGinnat 78'minutes
  • 20O'NienBooked at 81mins
  • 11Wood
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forHollowayat 83'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forRoweat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGinn
  • 16Holloway
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Lynch
  • 23Ugwu
  • 25Udumaga

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Buchel
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forEvansat 40'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 8SercombeBooked at 33mins
  • 18Lundstram
  • 4Roofe
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forHobanat 63'minutes
  • 28Maguire

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 9Hoban
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 20Taylor
  • 36Evans
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
5,742

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Stephen McGinn.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Paul Hayes.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Garry Thompson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Stephen McGinn replaces Matt Bloomfield.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Oxford United 1. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Evans (Oxford United).