Wilder delighted with U's win

Oxford made it a perfect start to the season by beating Southend 2-0, leaving manager Chris Wilder a happy man.

Last Updated: 22/08/12 at 16:30   

Wilder: Delighted with Us win

Wilder: Delighted with Us win

The U's went top of League Two after a double from Tom Craddock saw them leave Southend at sea.

Wilder said: "It was another decent night's work for us, a really satisfying win.

"I thought we played really well, playing it from side to side. We know more than anyone how difficult it can be with 10 men for so long because it happened to us against Swindon last season.

"It just needed us to finish off a few more opportunities. But to have a fit and free-scoring Alfie Potter and a fit and free-scoring Tom Craddock is great for us.

"We had to try and get round the back of them and make the pitch as big as possible, and we did that in the second half. We kept shifting aspects of the play and were really patient at times."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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