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Head-to-head: Blues v U’s

15 January 2014

History is on the Wanderers’ side when it comes to battles with Saturday’s opponents and local rivals Oxford United.

The Blues’ biggest win came at the Manor Ground in the mid 90s – a mini report of the game can be read below.

to watch the highlights. here A Dean Morgan double looked to have handed the Chairboys victory in the last meeting at the Kassam Stadium in August 2013, but a controversial injury-time goal from Johnny Mullins earned the U’s a point. Click

Wycombe have come out on top three times in the last eight outings compared to Oxford’s one success, which includes back-to-back 2-1 home wins in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons.

The Blues have only been on the losing side four times in the 19 meetings between the two clubs, overcoming the U’s on eight occasions, while the remaining seven fixtures have ended as draws. Oxford 1-4 Wycombe, 21st October 1995 (7,731)
Both teams were mid-table but Alan Smith’s side produced a fine all-round performance against a below-par
side. The Wycombe fans in the
Cuckoo Lane
terrace were in raptures when U’s keeper Phil Whitehead was beaten three times in the first 36 minutes.
Miguel de Souza had already twice gone close before David Farrell’s in-swinging corner went straight in. Another Farrell corner was then headed home by Terry Howard (pictured). De Souza scored the third as he converted Dave ‘Jesus’ Carroll’s cross.

The hosts’ boss Denis Smith replaced the ineffective David Rush and Joey Beauchamp at half-time, which led to the home side reducing the arrears in the 54th minute. 
Steve Biggins’ pass was headed down by Paul Moody and David Smith bundled the ball past Paul Hyde.
However, the Wycombe keeper as hardly extended thereafter and Steve McGavin’s late penalty rounded off a miserable afternoon for the U’s.
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