Birmingham City 0-1 Oxford United (AET)

10 Aug

Liam Sercombe


League One Oxford United celebrate Liam Sercombe’s winner against Championship side Birmingham City

Liam Sercombe grabbed the extra-time winner as Oxford knocked 2011 winners Birmingham City out of the EFL Cup.

The Blues made six changes to the side held to a goalless draw by Cardiff on Saturday, and dominated the first half.

But Alex MacDonald worked hard to keep Oxford moving forward as the game wandered aimlessly into extra time.

Sercombe was positioned perfectly to head home a left-wing cross two minutes from time as Oxford, newly-promoted to League One, reached the second round.

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Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 1.

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 1. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Skarz with a cross.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

(Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half Extra Time begins Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 0.

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Josh Cogley (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniel Crowley (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Crowley (Oxford United).

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

First Half Extra Time begins Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 0.

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Oxford United 0.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Vaughan (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

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