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VERDICT Notts County 2 Oxford United 4

4 January 2016

Appleton praises fans as U's win a thriller

Oxford United won in dramatic style at Notts County on Saturday. Trailing 2-1 with 11 minutes to go United stormed back to win 4-2 in front of over 1,300 fantastic travelling supporters.

“The way the fans got behind us when we went behind was the important thing” said Michael Appleton after the game. “That was when we needed them. They were magnificent and long may that continue.”
Michael told Yellow Player HD

“For sixty minutes it was good if a little frustrating not to be three or four goals up. Then for ten or 15 minutes it wasn’t so good. We switched off a little bit and lost concentration which cost us, but the good thing from my point of view was that we continued to do what we had been doing earlier in the game and that allowed us to win the game.

“At 2-1 you got the sense that it might not have been our day, but ultimately we kept going and got the three points that we deserved. We saw at Yeovil, regardless of the result there, that we kept going and pushing and we have great energy levels in the group and the players have great belief in each other. That paid off today.”

United now move on to an FA Cup third round game at home to Swansea on Sunday before the area JPT final first leg at Millwall the following Thursday evening.

“We have three massive games coming up” Michael said. “You are always trying to think slightly ahead and planning for those games, but you can’t get too carried away because you always have someone right in front of you. The Swansea game is a chance for the players to express themselves against a top, top side and see how we get on. Everyone will want to be involved so that will be a difficult decision on who plays, and then we have the Millwall game and then a home game against Bristol Rovers to look forward to.”

See the full interview plus the thoughts of Callum O’Dowda and Kemar Roofe in Yellow Player HD where the full story of the game is shown in extended highlights with full commentary. 




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