EFL Cup
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Carabao Cup: Oxford United 2-0 Coventry City

Oxford United overcame fellow League One side Coventry City to reach the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The visitors almost took the lead just before the half-hour mark through Jordy Hiwula but Oxford goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell comfortably saved his shot.

Marcus Browne gave Oxford United the lead when he headed home James Henry's late in the first half.

Just after the break, Henry played Gavin Whyte through to finish past Sky Blues goalkeeper Liam O'Brien.

Before half-time, Rob Dickie twice went close for the hosts when Dominic Hyam cleared his header off the line before he headed wide soon after.

Coventry almost scored a late consolation through Tom Bayliss but Mitchell did well to save his effort.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 41Mitchell
  • 2NormanBooked at 45mins
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Garbutt
  • 8Brannagan
  • 10BrowneSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 16WhyteSubstituted forMackieat 74'minutes
  • 17HenrySubstituted forLopesat 74'minutes
  • 26Baptiste
  • 20Obika

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Mackie
  • 22Raglan
  • 29McMahon
  • 43Lopes

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 17SterlingSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 67'minutes
  • 16Ogogo
  • 20Bayliss
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forShipleyat 78'minutes
  • 9Biamou
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forPonticelliat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 3Mason
  • 4Willis
  • 8Doyle
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 26Shipley
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
3,551

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Coventry City 0.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. John Mousinho (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Coventry City).

Sam Smith (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Liam O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Cameron Norman (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Gavin Whyte.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Fabio Lopes replaces James Henry.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Cameron Norman (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Dujon Sterling.

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

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Smith replaces Marcus Browne.

Attempt blocked. Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

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