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29 October 2019 Venue The Kassam Stadium Attendance

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Sunderland Game Heading For a Sell Out

A full preview of tonight's Carabao Cup action

29 October 2019

Oxford United's Carabao Cup game against Sunderland tonight is heading for a sell out crowd.

When the Ticket Office opened this morning there were under 300 seats left for home fans, mostly in the South Stand Lower and Family areas. With over 1,000 tickets sold yesterday we strongly recommend fans to buy ASAP rather than run the risk of not getting in on the night.

Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book and print your tickets at home.

TEAM NEWS
United will make changes after the win over Rochdale on Saturday which extended their unbeaten run to ten games.

Chris Cadden is expected to be fit after limping off on Saturday but Cameron Brannagan misses out with Karl Robinson telling us this morning:

"Cam is still very sore but because he played on with the injury we need to allow him time for things to settle down before we can get any conclusive results from scans and assessment. He won't be available tonight but we'll leave it for a few days now before we really know how long he will be out for."

Shandon Baptiste is likely to step in to midfield while Sam Long stands by to replace Cadden at right back if required.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now plus a Preview Show featuring Alex Gorrin.

THE OPPOSITION
Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson is looking for his side to be more ruthless after defeat at Shrewsbury on Saturday.

“I’ve spoken a lot about being effective with our play,” he said." At Shrewsbury we just couldn’t get it into the net, it’s as simple as that.

“I can’t fault the lads in terms of the effort and desire they showed,” he continued.

“We have got to move on, concentrate on the things we have done well in the last two games and take them into Tuesday night at Oxford.”

FAMILY
The Family Room is open for this game with player visits and we have a full Family Guide to games available here: OUFCFamily.pdf

SENSORY ROOM
We are proud to have a bespoke Sensory Room for fans under 23 who maybe need to take a little time out on a matchday with our fully trained helpers. Just ask a steward if you would like to use it or email Supporter Liaison Officer Kath Faulkner for more details: kfaulkner@oufc.co.uk

PARKING
There are circa 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but with a big crowd expected we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally
 
Away fans-  Please park in the West car park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
 
AWAY GUIDE
If you are a Sunderland fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf
 
CLUB SHOP
The Club Shop is open and the new home and away kits are available as well as hats and scarves as the winter weather approaches...
 
COVERAGE
You can follow the whole game on twitter through @OUFCOfficial, or here in our Match Centre, and hear the game in iFollow if you are in the UK or see it if you are abroad.
 

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Match Reports

United Go Through On Penalties

Eastwood the hero as United reach the Quarter Finals. Full time report

29 October 2019

Simon Eastwood was the hero as Oxford United marched on in the Carabao Cup after a penalty shoot out against Sunderland. Leading through a Rob Hall striker United were pegged  back by a Marc McNulty goal late in the 90 minutes to force the drama of a shoot out in which Eastwood saved the last spot kick to send the U's through amid magnificent scenes of celebration.

Sunderland had the early pressure and might have taken the lead inside ten seconds had Marc McNulty not rushed his shot at an exposed Simon Eastwood but United started to go through the gears and get themselves into the game despite a bright start from the Black Cats who harried and chased them down, determined not to give them space to work in.

The moment they did give them a little room they were a goal down. The visitors were unfortunate to see McNulty hammer a good chance against the post, but that almost goes down as an assist to the U’s because having cleared the danger they sprung to the other end for an emotional opener from Hall.

Ever a man for the big occasion, the Swindon slayer had been hobbling after an early knock but when he raced on to the ball just inside the area it was only going to end up in one place: top corner, 1-0 and a superb return for a man who has gone through so much.

It might have got better a couple of minutes later but Shandon Baptiste, back in midfield in place of the injured Cameron Brannagan, missed his kick from similar range to Hall’s opener and James Henry then couldn’t quite get a loose ball under control on 41 as United pressed for a second before the break.

In truth United were gritty rather than at their fluent best and they should have been pegged back just before half time but for some reason Max Power shanked the ball wide of an open goal when McNulty gave him the option of putting it into an empty net from six yards, so the visitors had created three or four openings without managing to call Eastwood into action in the first 45 minutes.

It got tense from then on in!

Sunderland threw on Will Grigg for a left back, did their level best to pin United back and started to bite into challenges in midfield as they threw caution to the wind, risking being picked off at the other end as their attacks became ever more desperate.

Baptiste almost punished them on the hour mark with a firm finish that McLaughlin somehow tipped over the bar but Sunderland then started to apply real pressure for the first time as the game entered its final quarter.

Rob Dickie and Elliott Moore came to the fore but there were vital blocks from Long, Ruffels and Henry as the Black Cats started to pile forward and on 78 minutes McNulty finally found a way to get through a stubborn United back line. In the end it was a simple finish, chesting the ball down after a corner wasn't cleared  but a goal had been coming and now United needed to respond.

On came Anthony Forde and Jamie Mackie to try and regain the initiative but had McNulty not poked another chance wide on 81 it would have been game over. Instead we had ten minutes on intense old-fashioned full throttle cup football.

Mackie steered a Fosu cross wide on 86, sub O'Nien thought he had been tripped but got nothing and a last ditch corner brought no further joiy for the visitors as we went to penalties- United sneaking on John Mousinho in the last ten seconds with spot kicks in mind.

And so to penalties. Henry made it 1-0, Power levelled. Forde made it 2-1, O'Nien made it 2-2. Fosu made it 3-2 with a superb strike, Grigg fired over to hand the U's advantage. Mousinho  smashed home for 4-2 and McNulty found Eastwood just too good.

On we go. 11 unbeaten and into the quarter finals. What a night.

Att:11,108
Away:1,269

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Steve Daniels, stats by OPTA

 

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Ticket News

Sunderland - One Week To Go

Book your place for a night of Carabao Cup football

22 October 2019

There is now just one week to go until Oxford United meet Sunderland in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup with a place in the quarter finals at stake .

The game takes place at the Kassam Stadium next Tuesday and ticket prices have been reduced for this game with at least a quarter off the usual matchday price in all areas.

It’s even better news if you are a season ticket holder or member with further reductions, which looks like building a big crowd to cheer Karl Robinson’s team on.

It's easy to get to the game: the Football Special buses, the OX3 and OX7, will be running making it even easier to get to and from the match. For full timetables click HERE

Tickets are still available from oufctickets.co.uk and by phone from 01865 337533, they are also still available in person at the ticket office.

Be a part of the Yellow Army as the U’s look for more Carabao Cup glory.

Prices

  Regular S/T Holders/Member
EAST STAND
Adult £15 £13
Over 65 £10 £9
Young Person 18-21 £9 £8
Under 18 £8 £7
Under 13 £5 £4
Under 7 £3 £2
NORTH STAND
Adult £18 £16
Over 65 £12 £11
Young Person 18-21 £12 £11
Under 18 £10 £9
Under 13 £7 £6
Under 7 £4 £3
SOUTH LOWER
Adult £18 £16
Over 65 £12 £11
Young Person 18-21 £12 £11
Under 18 £10 £9
Under 13 £7 £6
Under 7 £4 £3
FAMILY AREA
Adult £15 £13
Over 65 £10 £9
Young Person 18-21 £10 £9
Under 18 £6 £5
Under 13 £4 £3
Under 7 FREE FREE
SOUTH UPPER - except 11-13
Adult £19 £17
Over 65 £14 £13
Young Person 18-21 £13 £12
Under 18 £8 £11
Under 13 £8 £7
Under 7 £5 £4
SOUTH UPPER PREMIUM - 11 & 13
Adult £21 £19
Over 65 £15 £14
Young Person 18-21 £15 £14
Under 18 £13 £12
Under 13 £11 £10
Under 7 £8 £7
MGroup 1893 Club
Adult £29 £27
Over 65 £24 £23
Under 18 £24 £23
Under 13 £15 £14

Season ticket holders, or members, who wish to purchase guest tickets online will need to assign them to the individuals who are attending and are advised to create accounts for them in advance if they do not already have one before purchasing their ticket(s). Alternately phone or call in to the ticket office between 9.30-5.00 and our staff will be able to help you. This is because season ticket holders and members are limited to their own ticket at the cheaper price.

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