Wroe to the rescue for U's

Nicky Wroe struck with three minutes remaining to break the resistance of 10-man Wycombe and earn Oxford a first win in six.

Last Updated: 19/01/14 at 12:56

Nicky Wroe: Earned his side the points

Nicky Wroe: Earned his side the points

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wanderers were left facing an uphill task when Steven Craig was sent off for violent conduct with just 20 minutes of the match gone.

Yet the Chairboys held out for most of the game and could have won it through Gary Doherty only for Wroe to fire in at the close.

Craig initially escaped any action from referee Brendan Malone after appearing to lean his head into Oxford defender Michael Raynes' face.

However, the 32-year-old striker was soon sent off after it was judged he had led with his elbow in an aerial challenge on Johnny Mullins.

Oxford pressed hard after the break as first Wroe hit a long-range shot wide and James Constable and Ryan Williams both fired over.

Yet Wycombe had a great chance to win it when Doherty's shot was blocked by the legs of U's goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

However, it was Oxford who won it with time running out when Wroe received the ball just outside the area and crashed a shot into the far corner.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
19:45
Accrington 0-1 Bury Report
Cambridge Utd 1-1 Dag + Red Report
Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
AFC W'don 2-1 Accrington Report
Bury 2-1 Carlisle Report
Cheltenhm 1-1 Luton Report
Mansfield 0-0 Wycombe Report
Northamptn 3-0 Newport Report
Oxford Utd 2-2 Exeter Report
Plymouth 1-1 Morecambe  
Portsmth 1-2 Southend Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company