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THE VERDICT York City 1 Oxford United 2

30 September 2015

Appleton praises players as United win away

Head Coach Michael Appleton was impressed with the attitude of the players as his side won 2-1 at York City last night. Danny Hylton’s opener was cancelled out before half time but the U’s came on strong and Kemar Roofe’s sixth goal of the season gave the U’s all three points.

“We are where we want to be at the moment” Michael told Yellow Player HD. "We create a little bit of pressure for ourselves which I think has helped us because if we’d got a point here tonight then a lot of people might have been happy with that, but not us.  We needed a win and that’s what happened.

“Credit to the players. I said to them at half time that we needed to be resilient and that York would come at us because they have got themselves back in the game. I don’t know how, but they have. We needed to treat it as though it was the start of the game, it was 0-0 and we had 45 minutes to go and get the three points.

“ It was a positive mind set, not negative after letting in a goal, and I think that showed in the second half.

“We move on to Accrington who also won tonight. They are where they are in the league for a reason; they have some very good players and a lot of people are talking about them at the minute. It’s going to be difficult but we are doing the right thing in staying up here tonight and preparing properly. We will unwind as a group tomorrow and then on Thursday crack on and start preparing for a big game on Saturday.”

See extended highlights which really capture the flow of the game in Yellow Player HD from midday where we also have the full Michael Appleton interview plus Kemar Roofe and Danny Hylton.

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