Oxford United 1-1 Charlton Athletic

24 Sep

Chris Maguire fired his fifth goal of the season to earn Oxford a 1-1 draw with Charlton at the Kassam Stadium and deny the Addicks a first win in five.


Russell Slade’s men went in front through a 54th-minute penalty by Johnnie Jackson.

U’s right-back Phil Edwards handled Ademola Lookman’s deep free-kick and Jackson calmly planted the spot-kick straight into the middle of the goal as Simon Eastwood dived to the right.

That was the first goal Oxford had conceded for over five and a half hours.

However, they equalised on a swift counter-attack in the 67th minute as substitute Kane Hemmings picked out Maguire making a run to his right, and Maguire drove beyond Declan Rudd from 14 yards.

Both teams produced some free-flowing passing football in the first half.

Rudd saved superbly to turn Chey Dunkley’s header for a corner and Marvin Johnson twice went close with angled shots.

Eastwood raced off his line to block Lookman’s shot with his legs and late in the game the U’s goalkeeper brilliantly tipped over Josh Magennis’ point-blank header.

Charlton finished with 10 men as Harry Lennon was shown the red card in the 94th minute for his second foul on Liam Sercombe.

The draw extended Oxford’s unbeaten league run to four games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Oxford United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second yellow card to Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Joe Skarz because of an injury.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Skarz (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Oxford United. Alexander MacDonald replaces Joe Rothwell.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Kevin Foley.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal! Oxford United 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kane Hemmings.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Joe Rothwell.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ricky Holmes replaces Ademola Lookman.

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Ryan Taylor.

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

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

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