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Oxford United 0-0 Ipswich Town

Ipswich missed the chance to move into the League One automatic promotion places after drawing 0-0 in a rain-affected game at fellow high-fliers Oxford.

Dreadful conditions saw referee Tom Nield halt the match midway through the opening half after the surface water stopped the ball from rolling freely.

It appeared the game was in real danger of being abandoned, but after an 18-minute delay play eventually got back under way, with Paul Lambert's visitors on top.

Ipswich thought they should have been awarded a penalty just before the interval when James Norwood went down under a challenge from John Mousinho, but their appeals were waved away by the officials.

Oxford were better after the break - helped with the wind at their back - and Tariqe Fosu fired into the side netting.

They went even closer 14 minutes from time when Josh Ruffels tried his luck from distance, but a well-struck 25-yard effort was saved at full stretch by Ipswich goalkeeper Will Norris as neither side could snatch a late winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 12Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 30BrowneBooked at 72minsSubstituted forSykesat 84'minutes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 16Baptiste
  • 27HollandSubstituted forBrannaganat 68'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forMackieat 90'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 8Brannagan
  • 13Stevens
  • 18Sykes
  • 19Mackie
  • 28Kelly

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Wilson
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 63mins
  • 21Downes
  • 44Huws
  • 29Garbutt
  • 18Judge
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forSearsat 69'minutes
  • 48Keane

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 3Earl
  • 8Skuse
  • 11Nolan
  • 15Bishop
  • 20Sears
  • 23Dozzell
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
8,191

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Ipswich Town 0.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste following a set piece situation.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Matty Taylor.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).

Simon Eastwood (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gwion Edwards with a headed pass.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Cameron Brannagan.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Mark Sykes replaces Marcus Browne because of an injury.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Browne.

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt blocked. James Wilson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Keane.

Booking

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan replaces Nathan Holland.

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Woolfenden.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by John Mousinho with a headed pass.

Foul by James Wilson (Ipswich Town).

Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham25135745261944
2Wycombe2512853226644
3Ipswich25119537231442
4Coventry24101133526941
5Oxford Utd25117742251740
6Burton2511683430439
7Sunderland24108635241138
8Portsmouth2410863629738
9Doncaster23107636231337
10Peterborough25107844341037
11Fleetwood2310673730736
12Bristol Rovers2410683032-236
13Blackpool2481063228434
14Gillingham2581072824434
15Lincoln City26104123533234
16Shrewsbury248972226-433
17Accrington2578103537-229
18Rochdale2584132941-1228
19MK Dons2674152738-1125
20Wimbledon2566133038-824
21Tranmere2457122743-1622
22Southend2517172765-3810
23Bolton2347121953-347
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