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Oxford United 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Oxford extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games with a goalless draw despite being outplayed in the first half by mid-table Shrewsbury.

After six successive away games in all competitions, it was an at times uncomfortable return to the Kassam Stadium for Karl Robinson's injury-hit team.

Forced to play a makeshift midfield, Oxford struggled to win the ball in the opening 20 minutes when it was all Shrewsbury.

United's new keeper Jordan Archer was kept busy, twice saving from Dave Edwards, and James Henry cleared off the line from Aaron Pierre at a corner.

The home side did gradually get into the game to enjoy decent possession, without being able to create much in the final third.

But they had the blow of seeing another midfielder, Anthony Forde, go off with a rib injury in the first half, and later also lost Henry.

Josh Ruffels nearly brought Oxford victory near the end but his low shot was kept out by Shrews keeper Max O'Leary.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 26Archer
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 14mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 14FordeSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 17HenrySubstituted forLongat 72'minutes
  • 18Sykes
  • 7HallSubstituted forMackieat 62'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei
  • 46Jones
  • 50Goodrham

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 73mins
  • 2PierreBooked at 89mins
  • 17Love
  • 28Laurent
  • 8Norburn
  • 22GossSubstituted forWalkerat 90+3'minutes
  • 3Golbourne
  • 10OkenabirhieSubstituted forUdohat 77'minutes
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 84minsSubstituted forGilesat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 6Beckles
  • 11Giles
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Walker
  • 23Udoh
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
6,931

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Booking

Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker replaces Sean Goss.

Attempt blocked. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan John Giles replaces David Edwards.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Max O'Leary.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Cadden with a cross.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by John Mousinho.

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

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Max O'Leary (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Daniel Udoh replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Hand ball by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Long replaces James Henry because of an injury.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Donald Love.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19117128141440
2Ipswich18106228131536
3Peterborough1995542251732
4Blackpool198832922732
5Bristol Rovers189452724331
6Coventry1971022421331
7Oxford Utd1886437191830
8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
10Portsmouth187742820828
11Sunderland187562420426
12Shrewsbury186751619-325
13Doncaster166642518724
14Gillingham196672221124
15Burton186662120124
16Rochdale2064102233-1122
17Lincoln City186392022-221
18Accrington194782529-419
19Wimbledon1945102330-717
20Tranmere184592233-1117
21MK Dons1942131630-1414
22Southend2013162057-376
23Bolton163581138-272
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