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Portsmouth 1-1 Oxford United

Matty Taylor scored a last-minute equaliser to extend high-flying Oxford's unbeaten run to 12 matches as they drew at Portsmouth.

Taylor headed in James Henry's cross to cancel out Gareth Evans' penalty and rescue a share of the points for Karl Robinson's side.

Oxford looked to be heading for defeat when Evans converted from the spot 13 minutes into the second half after Ben Close had been fouled by Elliot Moore.

Pompey had the better of the first half and Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood had to be alert to deny Ryan Williams in the 16th minute before John Marquis' rebound effort was blocked.

Ronan Curtis also saw his 27th-minute shot blocked bravely by U's defender John Mousinho.

The home side had a nervous moment on the strike of half-time when Sean Raggett's goal-line clearance cannoned off goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray before rolling wide.

Evans could have had a second in the 63rd minute after being played in by Marquis but the midfielder's shot was saved by Eastwood.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 15McCrorieBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBoltonat 85'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 4Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 7Williams
  • 26EvansSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 10MarquisBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 13Bolton
  • 14Cannon
  • 19Harness
  • 22Harrison
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 12Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3RuffelsSubstituted forMooreat 42'minutes
  • 18Sykes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 17Henry
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forFordeat 70'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 19MackieBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBaptisteat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
  • 16Baptiste
  • 23Agyei
  • 37Lofthouse
  • 47Lopes
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
18,528

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Oxford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ronan Curtis with a cross.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ellis Harrison replaces Gareth Evans.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 1, Oxford United 1. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  11. Booking

    John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. James Bolton replaces Ross McCrorie.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1696125141133
2Ipswich1493224101430
3Peterborough1684439221728
4Oxford Utd1675433191426
5Fleetwood158252719826
6Coventry166822018226
7Sunderland157442216625
8Blackpool166732219325
9Bristol Rovers167451919025
10Rotherham1573524131124
11Doncaster146532416823
12Shrewsbury155641215-321
13Burton145541815320
14Rochdale165472027-719
15Portsmouth144641615118
16Gillingham164662020018
17Lincoln City165381821-318
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington163671726-915
20Wimbledon163492026-613
21MK Dons1641111325-1213
22Southend1612131644-285
23Bolton13247729-22-2
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