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Oxford United 3-3 Rotherham United

Plucky Rotherham recovered from 3-1 down to earn a draw with Oxford United in an action-packed game at the Kassam Stadium.

Joe Newell volleyed the Millers in front on 20 minutes after a poor defensive header by Canice Carroll.

But the U's stormed back to lead 3-1, despite missing a penalty.

Jack Payne fired into the bottom corner to level 60 seconds after Newell's strike and Josh Ruffels then beat goalkeeper Marek Rodak at his near post on the half-hour to put Oxford in front.

Moments later, Will Vaulks blocked Ricardinho's cross with a hand, but Rodak saved Ryan Ledson's weak penalty down to his left.

However, the U's did go two goals in front after 40 minutes when Curtis Nelson stabbed home at a corner, only for Ryan Williams to make it 3-2 from 12 yards a minute before half-time.

Rotherham striker Kieffer Moore lobbed onto the bar in the second half before Moore converted Williams' left-wing cross on 78 minutes to earn a draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35CarrollBooked at 45mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 30Mousinho
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 17Henry
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8LedsonBooked at 62mins
  • 27MowattSubstituted forRothwellat 64'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forObikaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tiendalli
  • 4Williamson
  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 20Obika

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 3MattockBooked at 90mins
  • 23Williams
  • 22Newell
  • 17TowellSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 4VaulksBooked at 33mins
  • 7Forde
  • 24Moore

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6Wood
  • 10Ball
  • 11Taylor
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates
  • 25Cummings
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,471

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Rotherham United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Rotherham United 3.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Oxford United).

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Newell (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

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

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marek Rodák.

Attempt saved. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Foul by Canice Carroll (Oxford United).

Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces Wes Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Rotherham United 3. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Canice Carroll (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Newell.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jack Payne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

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

Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Richard Towell.

Jack Payne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Alex Mowatt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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