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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Oxford United

Oxford United extended their unbeaten run to six games with a point at Accrington.

United dominated the early possession and took the lead in the 28th minute when former Stanley loan player Tariqe Fosu went on a mazy run on the edge of the area and fired low into the bottom corner of the net, his sixth goal of the season.

Jordan Clark levelled for Stanley after 59 minutes when Ross Sykes leapt above goalkeeper Simon Eastwood to meet a Joe Pritchard free-kick and the ball fell for the winger to head into the empty net.

The goal ended a run of five clean sheets for Karl Robinson's men.

Sam Finley hit the post for Stanley two minutes later, but Oxford retook the lead after 70 minutes with a wonder goal from Cameron Brannagan, who rifled the ball home from 25 yards.

United's lead did not last long as Stanley sub Offrande Zanzala turned 20 yards out and fired home the equaliser three minutes later.

Eastwood pulled off a superb save to keep out a Pritchard strike with five minutes left and Reds keeper Dimi Evtimov saved to deny Matty Taylor at the death.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 44mins
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36OpokuBooked at 45mins
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 90mins
  • 7ClarkBooked at 64mins
  • 10Pritchard
  • 8FinleyBooked at 31mins
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forZanzalaat 45'minutes
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 30Bursik
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 16Baptiste
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 79mins
  • 17HenryBooked at 45mins
  • 10WoodburnSubstituted forFordeat 14'minutesSubstituted forGorrinat 42'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 19MackieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 6Gorrin
  • 7Hall
  • 9Taylor
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,590

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Oxford United 2.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Mousinho.

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Booking

Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Dimitar Evtimov (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Attempt saved. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Johnson.

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Booking

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Mackie.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Oxford United 2. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Seamus Conneely with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 2. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Pritchard.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Booking

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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