FA Cup: Arsenal tops Oxford United 3-0

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OXFORD. Arsenal was finally too much to handle for Oxford United.

OXFORD. Arsenal was in the end too good for Oxford United with the goal of Mohamed Elneny (63′), E. Nketiah (70′) and E. Nketiah (76′).

The match was played at the The Kassam Stadium stadium in Oxford on Monday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was David Coote with the help of Lee Betts and Tim Wood. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 5.1 degrees Celsius or 41.18 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Oxford United was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Arsenal that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Arsenal was more aggressive with 31 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the encounter.​

Oxford United shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Arsenal shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


Oxford United received 1 yellow card (Ciaron Brown). Regarding the opposition, No yellow cards were issued to Arsenal.

After playing this contest, Oxford United stays with points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while Arsenal has points (0th).

Match Events

  • 59'

    Ciaron Brown

  • 61'

    Oleksandr Zinchenko

    Kieran Tierney

  • 62'

    Granit Xhaka

    Albert Sambi Lokonga

  • 62'

    Yanic Wildschut

    Josh Murphy

  • 63'

    Mohamed Elneny

    Fábio Vieira

  • 70'

    E. Nketiah

    Fábio Vieira

  • 75'

    E. Smith Rowe

    Bukayo Saka

  • 76'

    E. Nketiah

    Gabriel Martinelli

  • 77'

    Tyler Goodrham

    Billy Bodin

  • 77'

    G. O\'Donkor

    Matty Taylor

  • 81'

    Ben White

    T. Tomiyasu

  • 81'


    Fábio Vieira

  • 84'

    Brandon Fleming

    Ciaron Brown

  • 84'

    J. Johnson

    Marcus McGuane

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Oxford United: Formation and Lineups

Oxford United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Karl Robinson chose to play with the following team: Edward McGinty (5.7), Djavan Anderson (6.4), Elliott Moore (6.3), Sam Long (6.8), Ciaron Brown (6.7), Lewis Bate (6.9), Cameron Brannagan (6.2), Josh Murphy (6.4), Marcus McGuane (6.1), Billy Bodin (6.6) and Matty Taylor (6.8).


Oxford United made 5 changes: Josh Murphy for Yanic Wildschut (62′), Billy Bodin for Tyler Goodrham (77′), Matty Taylor for G. O’Donkor (77′), Ciaron Brown for Brandon Fleming (84′) and Marcus McGuane for J. Johnson (84′).

Top player: Tyler Goodrham

The player who no doubt impressed Oxford United the most was Tyler Goodrham.

His rating is (7.1) with 1 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 2 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 77′.

Arsenal: Formation and Lineups

Arsenal started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Regarding the opposition, Mikel Arteta Amatriain played with: Matt Turner (7.1), Takehiro Tomiyasu (7.2), Rob Holding (7.6), Gabriel Magalhães (7.6), Kieran Tierney (7.0), Fábio Vieira (8.8), Mohamed Elneny (7.3), Albert Sambi Lokonga (7.0), Bukayo Saka (6.6), Edward Nketiah (8.5) and Gabriel Martinelli (6.9).


Arsenal made 5 changes: Kieran Tierney for Oleksandr Zinchenko (61′), Albert Sambi Lokonga for Granit Xhaka (62′), Bukayo Saka for E. Smith Rowe (75′), Fábio Vieira for Marquinhos (81′) and T. Tomiyasu for Ben White (81′).

Top player: Fábio Vieira

The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Fábio Vieira even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.8) with 21 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 8 crosses.


Jake Osgathorpe

In the 1990s, I grew up watching the Premier League and idolised Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Later, I expanded my football horizons to include European and South American teams. Covered Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for several years in Spain; currently covering Marcus Rashford and Erling Haaland in Manchester. worked for Reuters, UEFA, FIFA, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail until joining LOOTRS in 2022. usually spotted sporting a waterproof jacket at The Etihad or Old Trafford.