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PREVIEW Oxford United v Crystal Palace

A full guide to tonight's Carabao Cup tie at the Kassam Stadium

23 August 2022

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Oxford United welcome Crystal Palace to the Kassam Stadium tonight in the Carabao Cup second round (7.45pm)

TEAM NEWS

The U's are without eight first team players as injuries continue to disrupt their start to the season. Alex Gorrin and James Henry are the latest two to join the queue in the treatment room, both waiting for scans on hamstring injuries from the weekend.

Marcus McGuane also hobbled off during the draw with Morecambe and is ruled out with a calf injury, joining Marcus Browne, Yanic Wildschut, Josh Murphy, Sam Baldock and Elliott Moore on the injured list.

Youngsters James Golding and Gatlin O'Donkor are added to the squad to face the Eagles along with midfielder Oisin Smyth.

See Karl and Cameron Brannagan previewing the game in iFollow.

THE OPPOSITION

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is set to name a strong side after Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Aston Villa.

“After a performance like that every single one of them will want to play again,” he said. “So it’s important to maintain that confidence, that belief, and the best way to do it is for the players to play games.

“We will compete, we want to go of course as far as we can (in the competition).

“When you look at the performances against Liverpool and Arsenal, we had good performances but we did not win those games. Against Villa we had a good performance and managed to win, so what’s important for us is to maintain that.”

TICKETS

Tickets are available in advance from oufctickets.co.uk and by calling 01865 337533.
Tickets will also be available on the night although prices rise by £2 per ticket.
 
PARKING AND ACCESS
There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The gate behind the Planet IT North Stand WILL be in place so pedestrians cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand

VISITING FANS
 
Click here for a full away fan guide: away fan guide 2223.pdf
 
Please park in the West Car Park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.

GETTING HERE

The Football Special bus services, including the Didcot/Abingdon service, offer easy and affordable transport to home games and are running for this game. Click HERE for timetables and details.

FAMILY

Click HERE for a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium.
 

FIFTY/50

Our Fifty/50 tickets are available all around the ground and offer a great chance to win cash at half time.

COVERAGE

You can hear the whole game in iFollow with interviews with all the key men after the game. CLICK HERE for a guide to which games will be streamed this season.
 
You can also follow the whole game on Twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page and we will have a full match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.
 
 
 
 
 

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Match Reports

REPORT Oxford United 0 Crystal Palace 2

U's go out of the Carabao Cup. Full time report

23 August 2022

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A patched-up Oxford United exited the Carabao Cup with their heads held high this evening as a team missing eight players through injury pushed Premier League opponents Crystal Palace all the way.

Missing so many first team regulars, United gave it everything in front of their biggest crowd of the season so far but were beaten by second half goals from Odsonne Edouard and Luka Milivojevic.

In adversity, United put much of their trust in youngsters James Golding, Josh Johnson and Gatlin O’Donkor, and all three excelled. Golding made an important early touch to help an Odsonne Edouard effort round the post, Johnson looked composed in front of a back three, and O’Donkor went close with a header after 13 minutes as United looked to hit on the break against a strong Palace side packed with internationals.

They came under pressure, of course they did, but John Mousinho cajoled and encouraged those around him, midfielders Lewis Bate and Cameron Brannagan chased, harried and, when the opportunity arose, showed their class, and the crowd got behind them, recognising the workrate and spirit.

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Brannagan powered in a shot that raised hopes further, and when Palace did get the better of them, Nathaniel Clyne headed the best chance of the first half wide. Otherwise United had matched their high-flying visitors and were very much in the game at the break.

The Eagles raised their tempo from then on but United stuck to their guns and keeper Ed McGinty was largely untroubled for an hour as Mousinho, Sam Long and Ciaron Brown held the line superbly. Matty Taylor and Kyle Joseph were given half an hour to find a goal, Oisin Smyth was given a debut in place of the terrific Johnson, but then with their first shot on target Palace went ahead.

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Jeffrey Schlupp created it with a magificently weighted through-ball that curled delicately into the path of Edouard, and his perfect finish gave McGinty no chance.

Palace had dominated the ball and much of the game, and on 88 it was game over when Milivojevic thumped home an unstoppable penalty to send the Eagles flying through to the third round.

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The U's can take pride in their performance and the way they had simply refused to accept their fate. They did little wrong and the younger players will benefit enormously from the experience.

A defeat though and now, whoever plays, they need to get back to winning ways, starting at Cheltenham on Saturday...

Att: 9,564
Away: 1,352

Fifty/50 winning number 40010 wins £766

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Steve Daniels and REX/Shutterstock. Stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Football Specials to Run for Palace Game

Buses help fans get to Carabao Cup match

15 August 2022

Oxford United are pleased to announce that all  three Football Special buses [OX2, OX3 & OX7] will be running - at normal times for the evening matches - for the Carabao Cup tie versus Crystal Palace next Tuesday evening .

The bus service provides crucial links to and from the Kassam Stadium for matches for fans across the county.

The OX2 begins in Didcot with stops in Great Western Park, Steventon, Drayton and Abingdon. The OX3 and OX7 services bring supporters to and from United home games from Witney, Carterton, Brize Norton, Curbridge, Witney, Eynsham, Botley, Kidlington, Summertown, Marston, Cowley and Headington.

In addition Oxford Bus Company’s 3A service from the city centre now directly serves the Kassam Stadium.

Supporters wishing to travel to the ground from the city previously had to alight at Knights  Road in Blackbird Leys and walk to the stadium. However, an additional stop at the Kassam Stadium has been added to the timetable and improved bus stop infrastructure has been installed on Grenoble Road. The service operates every 30 minutes serving Iffley Road, Rose Hill, Oxford Science Park, Littlemore, Greater Leys, Blackbird Leys and Cowley.

Child fares will be half the adult fares.

Timetables are shared via the bus company’s website here: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/oufc-football-services

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