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Oxford United 2 Wycombe 1 - stats,reaction,highlights
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Oxford United 2 Wycombe 1 - stats,reaction,highlights

Saturday 30th March 2019

Football League 'League One'


Wycombe: Ma-Kalambay, McCarthy, El-Abd, Stewart, Jacobson (sub 59 Harriman), Bean (sub 82 Bloomfield), Thompson (sub 79 Cowan-Hall), Gape, Freeman, Akinfenwa, Samuel - subs not used: Allsop, Jombati, Kashket, Owens

Scorers: El-Abd 21

Bookings: Jacobson 54

Oxford United: Eastwood, Long, Dickie, Nelson, Garbutt (sub 88 Sykes), Kashi, Brannagan, Ruffels, Henry (sub 72 Mackie), Browne (sub 65 Graham), Sinclair - subs not used: Stevens, Hanson, Mousinho, Lopes

Scorers: Sinclair 30, Ruffels 90+4

Bookings: Browne 27, Ruffel 90+5

Referee: Simon Hooper

Attendance: 9,250 (1,716 away)

Team News

Two changes from the starting XI that had suffered the stoppage time defeat at Shrewsbury two weeks previous.

In: Adebayo Akkinfenwa, Nick Freeman
Out: Paris Cowan-Hall (dropped to bench), Luke Bolton (injured)

Yves Ma-Kalambay remained in goal with Ryan Allsop on the bench.


from wwfcofficial

Gareth Ainsworth


“We deserved a point today, maybe more. The missed penalty will be looked back on, and hitting the crossbar, but people and moments are what keep you in the division. We’ve got the people, I know we have, but we just need to take our moments when they come, and we’ll survive.

“There were some fantastic performances out there, but it wasn’t to be today. We’ll brush ourselves down, and get the boys up and ready for Portsmouth on Saturday. I know performances will turn into three points soon, and when we get that win, another one will follow very soon after.”

“I’m blown away by the support. On a winless run like we’re on, for them to turn up like that – they have to be proud of themselves. I’m gutted for them; they’ve supported me through thick and thin, and I need them again – I need support for the boys on the pitch. Thank you for getting behind them today; sorry it won’t be a great trip home, but we’ll be back here at Oxford next season, I’m pretty sure of that,”

Karl Robinson (Oxford United Manager)

"[Wycombe] lost in the last minute and [Gareth Ainsworth] shook every one of our players’ hands. He’s an unbelievable man. We’ve not put the music on in the dressing room, purely and simply out of respect."


from wwfcofficial

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The stoppage time defeat at Oxford saw Wanderers drop another place to 17th but with still a two point margin to the relegation places.
After defeat at Oxford, Wycombe's winless run in the League stretched to 10 games. Failure to beat Portsmouth at home on Saturday 6th April 2019 will see Wanderers' winless run in the Football League extended to 11 games. That game is quickly followed by the home meeting with Charlton Athletic on Tuesday 9th April 2019.

Only Southend United (Wanderers' opponents away from home on Saturday 13th April) are on a longer winless run.

The defeat also marked the fourth consecutive game Wycombe had failed to win after taking the lead (Sunderland, Accrington, Shrewsbury and Oxford).


Match report and league table from BBC Sport Online


Match report from Wycombe Wanderers official website

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