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16 July 2022 Venue Attendance 2,689 Referee John Busby

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Oxford United
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Coventry City
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4-3-3
  • 13
    Simon Eastwood
    GK
  • 14
    Anthony Forde
    DF
  • 5
    Elliott Moore (C)
    DF
  • 16
    Ciaron Brown
    DF
  • 42
    Steve Seddon
    DF
  • 8
    Cameron Brannagan
    MF
  • 18
    Marcus McGuane
    MF
  • 17
    James Henry
    MF
  • 7
    Billy Bodin
    FW
  • 19
    Jerome Sinclair
    FW
  • 11
    Marcus Browne
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Jack Stevens
    SUB
  • 12
    Jodi Jones
    SUB
  • 15
    John Mousinho
    SUB
  • 23
    Josh Johnson
    SUB
  • 24
    Ben Davis
    SUB
  • 25
    Oisin Smyth
    SUB
  • 26
    James Golding
    SUB
  • 27
    Tyler Goodrham
    SUB
  • 28
    Will Owens
    SUB
  • 29
    Slavi Spasov
    SUB
  • 30
    Yoav Sade
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Karl Robinson

5-3-2
  • 13
    Ben Wilson
    GK
  • 2
    Jonathan Panzo
    DF
  • 4
    Michael Rose
    DF
  • 6
    Liam Kelly
    MF
  • 8
    Jamie Allen
    MF
  • 15
    Dominic Hyam
    DF
  • 17
    Viktor Gyokeres
    FW
  • 23
    Fankaty Dabo
    DF
  • 24
    Matty Godden
    FW
  • 27
    Jake Bidwell
    DF
  • 38
    Gustavo Hamer
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Simon Moore
    SUB
  • 10
    Callum O'Hare
    SUB
  • 19
    Tyler Walker
    SUB
  • 22
    Josh Reid
    SUB
  • 28
    Josh Eccles
    SUB
  • 30
    Fabio Tavares
    SUB
  • 32
    Jack Burroughs
    SUB
  • 45
    Kasey Palmer
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Mark Robins

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Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Coventry City

U's prepare for first home friendly

15 July 2022

Oxford United welcome Coventry City to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday (3pm) for their first home friendly of pre-season.

TEAM NEWS
United have won every friendly so far and have remained relatively injury free. Sam Long will miss the game, and Tuesday night's home game against West Brom, but should be available by the start of the season, while trialists Jerome Sinclair and Jodi Jones are both likely to feature after impressing in training and in their appearances so far.

"It will be a good test for us," Karl Robinson told us. "Each game has become slightly tougher so far and Coventry are a strong side with a good manager. They are at the same stage of their pre-season as us; the teams we have played so far have been at different steps in their progression depending when their own season starts. So Saturday will be a chance to see how we go against Championship opposition."

THE OPPOSITION
The Sky Blues are also in good form in pre-season with four wins from four games, including an 8-1 win over Wolves Under 23s on Tuesday.

Boss Mark Robins has added highly rated defender Jonathan Panzo from Nottingham Forest. Panzo worked with Coventry's Assistant Manager Adi Viveash, the former United defender, when they were at Chelsea.

Coventry have former United defender Todd Kane in their squad.

TICKETS
Prices have been reduced to just £10 an adult for this game, £5 for all concessions.

These are available to purchase online HERE, in person, and over the telephone on 01865 337533.

Please note that select blocks in the South Stand Upper, Lower, and East Stand will be open for this game.

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 NOT be in place so fans can move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand.

VISITING FANS
Please park in the West Car Park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
 
GUEST OF HONOUR
We have a special guest at the game, with Ryan Lafford leading the teams out. Ryan was diagnosed at the age of four with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. After a long time in hospital he lost all ability to walk and worked extremely hard to get back on his feet again to start school in September. Ryan has undergone three years of treatment and has come on massively, overcoming fears and gruelling treatment, but it’s his love of football and his friends that have kept him pushing through.

Before kick-off Ryan will be ringing a bell to signify that he has completed his treatment.
 
PROGRAMME
Tomorrow's programme is a taster for the new look matchday programme, and folds out into a poster with the fixtures for the season ahead. Available all around the grond, the programme is just £2.
 
WEATHER WATCH
With temperatures rising this weekend we ask all supporters to be sensible:
  • Keep hydrated
  • Wear suitable clothing to keep cool
  • Bring sun cream, sunglasses and a hat ….or treat yourself to an OUFC cap from our club shop.
  • Keep an eye on young children, vulnerable persons and the elderly

We have a medical team on site for anyone that feels unwell; look after each other

COVERAGE
You can see the whole game in iFollow with commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford Sport.
 
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 Coventry City 2

Sky Blues beat the U's. Full time report

16 July 2022

Oxford United lost for the first time in pre-season as two goals from new signing Jonathan Panzo gave Coventry City a 2-0 win at the Kassam Stadium this afternoon.

Panzo, a former Chelsea Academy player, scored in both halves on his debut to make it five wins from five friendlies for Mark Robins' side this summer, while the new-look U's found their Championship opponents a hard side to break down.

United, in their brand new home kit, gave Jerome Sinclair a chance to impress as a trialist up front and he almost made the most of that after ten minutes when some slick passing from James Henry allowed the striker to work enough space to curl a clever shot across visiting keeper Ben Wilson.

Unfortunately the ball came back off the left-hand post and was cleared by the relieved Sky Blues defence, who then had most of the possession for the rest of the half.

It took a superb save from Simon Eastwood to deny Matty Godden, skipper Elliott Moore made two brave blocks from Viktor Gyokeres, injuring himself in the second and being replaced by youngster James Golding, but Coventry were applying pressure and after half an hour were ahead when new signing Panzo found space to plant a header past the exposed Eastwood.

coventry-goal.jpg

Gyokeres went close with a low drive soon after but United rallied after the break and Cameron Brannagan fired just wide of the mark as they sought a way back into the game.

Again, having gone close, they then conceded. They were fortunate on 54 when Golding crashed a clearance into Ciaron Brown and Eastwood had to claw the ball back from on the line as it looked destined for the net, but as we approached the hour mark Panzo powered home a Gustavo Hamer corner and it was 2-0 to the Championship side.

Ciaron Brown forced Wilson into a good save on 70 as the centre-half's towering header powered towards the roof of the net, but for once United hadn't created their usual glut of chances, understandable against a side from the division above.

No great harm done in defeat and lessons learned from a tough 90 minutes in the punishing sun. Our best wishes to Coventry for the new season.

United now take on West Bromwich Albion at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday night, with all profits going to the Joey Beauchamp Trust Fund.

United
Eastwood, Forde (Sade 84), Moore (Golding 26), Brown (Mousinho 81), Seddon, McGuane (Davis 84), Henry (Smyth 67), Brannagan (Johnson 81), Bodin (Spasov 81), Sinclair (Jones 67), Browne (Goodrham 67)

Att:2,689

Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Daniels and Steve Edmunds

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