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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 Rotherham United 20 +25 41
2 Wycombe Wanderers 21 +10 41
3 Sunderland 20 +12 39
4 Wigan Athletic 18 +18 38
5 Oxford United 20 +12 36
6 Plymouth Argyle 20 +11 36
7 Milton Keynes Dons 19 +13 34
8 Sheffield Wednesday 21 +7 34
9 Portsmouth 21 +4 33
10 Burton Albion 21 -2 28
11 Ipswich Town 21 +4 27
12 Cheltenham Town 20 -9 27
13 Accrington Stanley 21 -11 27
14 Charlton Athletic 21 +1 26
15 Cambridge United 21 -3 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 -3 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 -2 24
18 Lincoln City 20 -6 21
19 Shrewsbury Town 19 -7 19
20 Morecambe 20 -13 19
21 Fleetwood Town 20 -5 18
22 Gillingham 21 -15 17
23 Crewe Alexandra 21 -17 15
24 Doncaster Rovers 20 -24 13