We should have put Wigan Athletic away by half-time - Oxford boss

Kyle Joseph gets stuck in against OxfordKyle Joseph gets stuck in against Oxford
Kyle Joseph gets stuck in against Oxford
Karl Robinson hailed a “sensational” performance from his Oxford side after the 2-1 victory at fellow Sky Bet League One strugglers Wigan

The visitors dominated from start to finish at the DW Stadium, and in truth should have won by a far wider margin.

Goalscorers Matty Taylor and James Henry could each have had a couple more, while Elliott Moore headed against the bar with Wigan goalkeeper Jamie Jones beaten.

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Wigan’s goal – a first senior strike for substitute Thelo Aaasgaard – came with seconds remaining, and anything other than an Oxford win would have been a travesty.

“I thought we were sensational today,” enthused Robinson. “In the first half we were very good.

“Take the Crewe and Sunderland games away, our players have been good and we’ve not had the luck we’ve deserved.

“We could have been out of sight at half-time, but it’s a great cross and a great goal from them and I thought ‘here we go again’.

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“We ended up holding on, which was a bit unfair for probably 90 per cent of our performance today.

“That’s for the fans and the people that have stayed positive with us.

“This has really been hurting, and don’t think I’m now thinking that we’ve cracked it.

“You know the demands I have for my players and we’ve still got a long way to go.”

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