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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • John Mousinho (62' PEN)
  • Todd Kane (83' PEN)
  • Bradden Inman (59')

Todd Kane penalty secures Oxford's League One status

Oxford United came from behind with two second-half penalties to beat Rochdale 2-1 and secure their League One status.
The result was a big blow to fellow strugglers Dale who slipped back into the bottom four with next weekend's home match against Charlton their last hope of beating relegation.
In the first half U's goalkeeper Simon Eastwood produced a stunning point-blank range save from Calvin Andrew's header.
Bradden Inman fired the visitors in front after 59 minutes with a low shot from 16 yards after cutting inside a defender.
Oxford equalised three minutes later from the penalty spot after Joe Rothwell drove into the box and was brought down by Callum Camps.
Skipper John Mousinho hammered the spot-kick high into the net for his first goal for the club.
With six minutes to go Camps was again guilty of a mistimed tackle, tripping substituting Rob Hall inside the area.
This time Todd Kane took the penalty and sent Josh Lillis the wrong way as he fired into the bottom-right corner to send Oxford eight points above the drop zone.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +16 43
2 Ipswich Town 19 +14 36
3 Peterborough United 20 +18 35
4 Bristol Rovers 19 +4 34
5 Blackpool 20 +7 33
6 Rotherham United 20 +11 31
7 Coventry City 20 +2 31
8 Oxford United 19 +17 30
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +7 30
10 Portsmouth 19 +5 28
11 Shrewsbury Town 19 -2 28
12 Sunderland 19 +4 27
13 Gillingham 20 +1 25
14 Doncaster Rovers 17 +6 24
15 Lincoln City 19 -1 24
16 Burton Albion 19 -1 24
17 Accrington Stanley 20 -1 22
18 Rochdale 20 -11 22
19 AFC Wimbledon 20 -6 20
20 Tranmere Rovers 19 -12 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 20 -13 17
22 Southend United 21 -37 7
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -28 2