League One
Portsmouth1Oxford Utd1

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

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Oxford United 1.

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

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ellis Harrison replaces Gareth Evans.

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.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

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

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.

Booking

John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. James Bolton replaces Ross McCrorie.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

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

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

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

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Anthony Forde replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Shandon Baptiste replaces Jamie Mackie.

Offside, Oxford United. Sam Long tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Evans with a cross following a corner.

goal

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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