The VERDICT: Reaction as Oxford United head for Wembley
3 February 2016
U's go through in dramatic style
Oxford United made it through to Wembley after 90 minutes of tension and drama at the Kassam Stadium. The U’s were beaten 1-0 by Millwall in the return leg but Kemar Roofe’s two goals in the first game saw them through to a final on April 3rd against either Barnsley or Fleetwood.
“It was a little bit nail-biting to say the least” Michael Appleton told Yellow Player HD after the game.
“There was pressure and tension in the game but the effort and the determination that the players put in was incredible, right until the 94th minute.”
Michael avenged an FA Cup quarter final defeat he suffered against Millwall when at Blackburn to set up his first trip to Wembley as a Coach, and had sympathy for Neil Harris and his Lions side who pushed United all the way.
“I feel for Millwall” Michael said “it’s a difficult evening for them, but from a selfish point of view we will just enjoy the evening and the moment.
“I can’t remember Benji Buchel doing too much- I remember him having to make one save. But I thought when Morison went through it was offside anyway. Just before they scored Danny Hylton had a fantastic opportunity and maybe would have chested it down on a different day and passed it past the goalkeeper, but overall I am just delighted and now we will look forward to a beer tonight and then a trip to Wembley.”
See the whole interview plus the full versions of the interviews with debutant Jonjoe Kenny and striker Danny Hylton, only in Yellow Player HD