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ENGLISH FA CUP

The Kassam Stadium, England

Referee: S Hooper | Attendance: 2566

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Oxford United

  • James Constable 66'
  • Peter Leven 79'

2 - 0

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Oxford book Blades date

Two goals in 14 second-half minutes earned Oxford a place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 10 years following a 2-0 home win over Accrington.

James Constable and Peter Leven struck to bring the U's the reward of a home tie against League One high-flyers Sheffield United next month.

It is the first time Oxford have reached the third round since the 2002/03 season when they lost to Arsenal at Highbury.

This second-round replay, postponed because of a frozen pitch last Wednesday, took an age to get going and had nothing of the entertainment and excitement of the first match, a 3-3 thriller at the Crown Ground.

Accrington right-back Aristote Nsiala made two superb goal-line clearances within a few moments of each other from Constable and Tom Craddock.

Oxford stepped up their pressure in the second half but the breakthrough came from an Alfie Potter counter-attack after 66 minutes.

Potter's 50-yard run and shot by Constable forced a corner and from Leven's flag kick, Constable powered home a header.

Constable turned provider to set up Leven for a beautifully-hit left-foot volley from 20 yards 10 minutes from time.

The U's also had the boost of seeing veteran defender Michael Duberry come on as a sub after six months out with a neck injury.

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Scoring Summary

  • Oxford United
  • Accrington Stanley
 

Match Stats

  • Oxford United
  • Accrington Stanley
7(6) Shots (on goal) 7(2)
14 Fouls 11
5 Corner kicks 7
4 Offsides 3
50% Time of Possession 50%
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 3

Teams

  • Oxford United
  • Accrington Stanley
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Jake Wright (14')
Liam Davis (74')