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PREVIEW MK Dons v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at Stadium MK

10 December 2021

Oxford United will take over 2,000 fans to Stadium MK on Saturday as they try to continue their promotion push.

TEAM NEWS
United are likely to be without Cameron Brannagan after he felt his hamstring tighten during the first half of the win at Doncaster on Tuesday night but the U's have a ready made replacement in James Henry who came off the bench to score the winner at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Jack Stevens could be back on the bench after illness whie Steve Seddon and Jordan Thorniley both returned to the side in midweek.

See Karl Robinson, Jordan Thorniley and Billy Bodin previewing the game in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION
Like the U’s, MK have a doubt over a player with a hamstring issue after defender Harry Darling was subbed off at half time in the draw with Plymouth in midweek.

“He went on a long run and felt his hamstring a bit” Manager Liam Manning said after the 1-1 draw on Wednesday. “It's not something you can run off so we made the decision to make the change. Aden Baldwin did well when he stepped in.”

Former Swindon striker Scott Twine is the man to watch after winning the League One Player of the Month prize for November after scoring three times and setting up four more goals

TICKETS
Tickets are on sale online at oufctickets.co.uk by phone (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office  until 3pm on Friday.

Tickets are located in the North Stand Lower.

Prices

Adult £22.00
Over 65’s £17.00
Under 18 £7.00
Under 12* FREE maximum of 3 FREE with a paying Adult

PA FREE when purchasing a ticket for a disabled supporter

Ticket sales on the day will be from the away booth at Gate 3, along with any collections

Stadium MK is now a cashless stadium and does not have the facilities to accept cash payments.

London Road Travel Club

Kassam Stadium pick up 12:30

Kidlington Sainsbury's pick up 12:45

Adult member £16.00
Under 18 member £14.00
Adult non member £18.00
Under 18 non member £16.00

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book

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

Any fans who have not received tickets by post on the day before the game need to contact the OUFC Ticket Office prior to Friday 10th at 3pm (01865 337533).

DO NOT ATTEND THIS FIXTURE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS – A HIGH TEMPERATURE, A NEW OR CONTINUOUS COUGH, A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE.

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
FACE – We strongly advise that you wear a face covering when on the concourse or in inside areas, and whilst moving around Stadium MK.
SPACE – Where possible, try to stay 2-metres apart from people you do not live with, where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place e.g. wearing face coverings.

HEAR IT LIVE
You can hear the whole game live in iFollow in the UK thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford Sport, with highlights to follow. Overseas fans can see the whole game live.

We have coverage on Twitter, Instagram and a report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

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REPORT MK Dons 1 Oxford United 2

Sykes goal wins a thriller. Full time report

11 December 2021

Oxford United's amazing year continued today as a Mark Sykes goal gave them a 2-1 win at Stadium MK.

Trailing to a Hiram Boateng goal in the first half, United refused to give up and drew level with a Matty Taylor header after the break, before Sykes sealed a first ever win at MK for the U's.

It was a tremendous effort.

With the home side affected by Covid protocols and missing top scorer Scott Twine, United sensed an opening and were full of running for the whole 90 minutes, but just as the game started to settle, the Dons took the lead from their first attack. Boateng powered away in the left channel and found the net with a shot across the exposed Simon Eastwood to make it 1-0.

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That lifted Liam Manning’s men and Eastwood kept it at just the one with a good save when Troy Parrott trilled a similar effort at him from the other side soon after. The excellent Jordan Thorniley had to make two fine challenges plus a clearance off the line as the home side pressed, but Taylor twice had the ball in the net at the other end only to be denied by the flag and United were far from out of the game despite the one-goal disadvantage.

Indeed, they should have been level at the break when keeper Andrew Fisher handed an early Christmas present to Cameron Brannagan with a terrible pass that left the midfielder with a clear run at goal. Sadly, he lifted his shot well over the bar and United trailed at the break, but as it turned out that was just the start of Fisher's afternoon...

Attacking their magnificent supporters in the second half, United began the second period with more tempo and purpose, having two shouts for penalties waved away by ref Tom Reeves and prepared to gamble on whether the rejigged Dons would be able to exploit gaps at the other end on the counter. They couldn't, but it was a close run thing.

The pressure was relentless, and on 65 minutes United got the goal they had been threatening when Kane floated in the most inviting of crosses and Taylor, left unmarked, headed hone his tenth of the season from six yards out. Eight of those ten have come in the last 12 games and he moves above Johnny Love and Andy Thomas in the top 20 scorers list for his hometown club.

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The game was there for the taking now, but Sykes took the wrong option when clean through on goal and opted to pass rather than shoot, his ball easily cut out by a relieved defender.

He's forgiven. Moments later, Fisher dallied one time too many and Holland was on to him in a flash to tackle. Taylor swiftly moved it on and Sykes slotted home into the unguarded net to send the away end into a sea of limbs.

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Now it was just a case of seeing it through. Eastwood made an astonishing save, coming off his linus to deny Charlie Brown from six yards out, and sub Gavin Whyte might have calmed nerves but was denied a third goal in the 90th minute when Fisher got down well to save.

True, MK had trouble in the build up, but United have had troubles of their own and have still managed to stay unbeaten since the start of October, as well as picking up seven points from three away games this week.They will also now have to overcome Thorniley being suspended after a second yellow in the seventh minute of the five added on. They will.

A good team in great form and amazing scenes at the final whistle as players, staff and fans savoured the moment.

United are at home to Wigan next Saturday. Can't wait. See you there.

Att: 9,914
Away: 2,192

Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Daniels, Steve Edmunds and Darrell Fisher. Stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

MK Dons Away Details

Ticket and travel details for our trip to Stadium MK on Saturday

8 December 2021

Ticket details for our Sky Bet League 1 game away at MK Dons on Saturday 11th December are as follows

Tickets are on sale online at oufctickets.co.uk , by phone (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office  until 3pm Friday 10th December.

Tickets are located in the North Stand Lower.

Prices

Adult £22.00
Over 65’s £17.00
Under 18 £7.00
Under 12* FREE maximum of 3 FREE with a paying Adult

PA FREE when purchasing a ticket for a disabled supporter

Ticket sales on the day will be from the away booth at Gate 3, along with any collections

Stadium MK is now a cashless stadium and does not have the facilities to accept cash payments.

London Road Travel Club

Kassam Stadium pick up 12:30

Kidlington Sainsbury's pick up 12:45

 

Adult member £16.00
Under 18 member £14.00
Adult non member £18.00
Under 18 non member £16.00

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book

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

Any fans who have not received tickets by post on the day before the game need to contact the OUFC Ticket Office prior to Friday 10th at 3pm (01865 337533).

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