Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

2-3
03 February 2018 Venue The Valley Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results

Standings

	English Football League - League One

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

PREVIEW Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at the Valley

2 February 2018

Derek Fazackerley takes charge of the U's in the league for the first time as the sides meet for the third time this season.

TEAM NEWS

United have plenty of choices to make with five new signings plus key players returning from injury. Rob Dickie, Cameron Brannagan and  Isaac Buckley-Ricketts  have all arrived in January and were joined this week by right-back Todd Kane and left-back Ashley Smith-Brown.

Dickie returns to the squad after being cup tied in the Checkatrade Trophy last week while Brannagan could be involved for the first time after picking up an ankle injury shortly after signing from Liverpool.

Alex Mowatt is back in contention after cracking a bone in his hand during the last league game against Bury while Wes Thomas and Joe Rothwell have both trained all week after recovering from hamstring injuries. Both will be available as will Jon Obika who was taken off at Chelsea last week as a precaution after his hamstring tightened up.

See Derek Fazackerley talking about the game, plus Simon Eastwood in a great interview about staying with the U's as well as skipper John Mousinho's thoughts, all in iFollow right now.

TICKETS 

Over 1,000 tickets have now been sold and fans are reminded that although they can pay at the Valley prices increase by £3 on the day

Tickets are no longer available online but are available from the ticket office in person and by phone (01865 337533) until 3pm today.

Prices
Adults £20
65 and over £16
Under 21s £16
Students £10
Under 18s £10
Under 11s £5

Ambulant* and wheelchair supporter prices

Adult £17
65 and over £14
Under 21s £14
Students £10
Under 18s £10
Under 11s £5
*Personal assistant free of charge. 

London Road Coaches
Depart stadium: 11am prompt

Adult members £16
Adult non-members: £18
U18 members: £14
U18 non-members: £16

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

Call 01865 337533 before 3pm to book

 COVERAGE

iFollow's live video streaming service for fans overseas is available and can be bought on a yearly, monthly or match by match basis. The audio commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford is available to all subscribers, home and away, and we will have video interviews with all the key people.

There will be a report and gallery right here at the final whistle and live tweets throughout the game from @OUFCOfficial.

Charlton - In Video

View more

Advertisement block

Sky Bet Widget

Match Reports

REPORT Charlton Athletic 2 Oxford United 3

U's seal dramatic win at the Valley. Full time report

3 February 2018

Oxford United are back. Dramatic late goals from Todd Kane and Ryan Ledson gave them a superb 3-2 win. Goals from Ahmed Kashi and Josh Magennis looked to have given Charlton victory despite a James Henry equaliser but on-loan Chelsea man Kane and midfielder Ledson sealed the fight back.

United made three scheduled changes to the line-up: Ashley Smith-Brown and Todd Kane making debuts and Joe Rothwell back after injury but they were forced into a further change before kick-off when Wes Thomas was injured in the warm up and Jon Obika stepped up from the bench. It turned out to be a mere cameo for the forward, back at a ground where he previously enjoyed two loan spells.

Simon Eastwood, happily still Oxford's number 1, made a good save from Tariqe Fosu in the eighth minute and Mark Marshall headed a good chance wide after 13 before Obika brought the game to life with a magnificent turn and half volley from 25 yards out that smashed against the bar with home keeper Ben Amos watching, wishing and hoping as it sailed over him.

Some stout defending from John Mousinho and Aaron Martin allowed Kane and Smith-Brown to join the attack, where Obika was holding the ball and bringing others into play but the replacement forward needed to be replaced himself after hobbling off after half an hour to force United into another change; Malachi Napa came on to play up front, offering rather different qualities to Obika and forcing the U's to play slightly differently in attack.

United were mobile and bright; Kane in particular showed a willingness to get forward although it took a good save from Eastwood again early in the second half to keep it at 0-0 when Magennis let fly from a tight angle.

If you'll excuse the pun, both sides were athletic and trying to play decent football but they were cancelling each other out through equally determined defending and unbelievable work rate in midfield. The excellent Rothwell flashed a shot over the bar on 57 minutes, Napa had a shot saved by Amos, and then on 63 minutes the stalemate was broken.

For once the defence didn't clear their lines and two crucial 50/50 challenges broke the way of the Addicks. Ahmed Kashi was the beneficiary, picking up the ball on the edge of the area and taking his time before drilling it past the helpless Eastwood to make it 1-0.

United, hampered by the injuries to their two recognised strikers, stuck to their guns and continued to work and press and on 76 minutes their spirit and commitment paid off. Napa played his part, showing plenty of composure before flicking the ball to his left. Sub Henry used an overlap on his left to draw men away then calmly passed the ball past Amos to make it 1-1 and spark scenes among the 1,300 celebrating away fans.

What needed to happen next was a little period where people drew breath and  made sure that, having got back into the game, nothing silly happened. Instead with their very next attack the home side were back in front. There seemed little danger as the ball rolled towards touch but Kane, in trying to let the ball run, allowed Dasilva's short sprint to rob him and he fizzed the ball across for Magennis to joyfully bundle the ball home from close range.

Back came the Yellows and they were inches from another equaliser when Kane crossed and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts drove the ball against the foot of the left-hand post with the flying Amos stranded again.

Players injured in the warm up? Three previous defeats? No Manager? So defeat was inevitable, right? Don't you believe it. This side, this club, does not roll over and with two minutes to go they were level. Sub Ricardinho crossed, Buckley-Ricketts drew men away and Kane smashed the ball into the roof of the net to mark a great debut with a terrific goal.

Spirit, determination and a young hungry side refusing to accept that the odds were against them. Time running out. Ball on the edge of the box. Ledson. Right foot. 3-2 and an amazing victory: the highlight of the season so far.

Terrific stuff. Welcome back Oxford United. Welcome back.

Att:11,747

Away: 1,381

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

See it all in iFollow

Advertisement block

Ticket News

Over 1,000 Tickets Sold For Charlton

Ticket and travel info for United's trip to the Valley on Saturday

1 February 2018

Oxford United travel to Charlton Athletic (Sat Nav: SE7 8BL) for their Sky Bet League One fixture this Saturday, 3rd February (kick-off 3pm).

Over 1,000 tickets have now been sold and fans are reminded that although they can pay at the Valley prices increase by £3 on the day

Tickets are no longer available online but are available from the ticket office in person and by phone (01865 337533) until 3pm on Friday 2nd February.

Prices
Adults £20
65 and over £16
Under 21s £16
Students £10
Under 18s £10
Under 11s £5

Ambulant* and wheelchair supporter prices

Adult £17
65 and over £14
Under 21s £14
Students £10
Under 18s £10
Under 11s £5
*Personal assistant free of charge. 

London Road Coaches
Depart stadium: 11am prompt

Adult members £16
Adult non-members: £18
U18 members: £14
U18 non-members: £16

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

Call 01865 337533 to book

Advertisement block

Advertisement block