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  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Kassam Stadium
OxfordOxfordvSheff UtdSheff Utd
03
  • McMahon, 17
  • Kitson, 68
  • Blackman, 87

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Match ends, Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 3.

90+2 mins:Hand ball by Tom Craddock (Oxford United).

90+1 mins:Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

90+1 mins:Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Richard Cresswell replaces Jamie Murphy.

87 mins:Goal! Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 3. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

86 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

86 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

85 mins:Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

85 mins:Simon Heslop (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Craddock (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

83 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

83 mins:Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

81 mins:Foul by Marcus Williams (Sheffield United).

81 mins:Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

80 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

79 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

76 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Joe Ironside replaces Dave Kitson.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Leven with a cross.

74 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

74 mins:Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

73 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

68 mins:Goal! Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 2. Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nick Blackman with a headed pass.

68 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

68 mins:Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Luke O'Brien.

64 mins:Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

64 mins:Peter Leven (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Simon Heslop (Oxford United).

63 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58 mins:Foul by Simon Heslop (Oxford United).

58 mins:Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

58 mins:Ryan Clarke (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

56 mins:Foul by Tom Craddock (Oxford United).

56 mins:Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Foul by Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United).

56 mins:Justin Richards (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Michael Duberry (Oxford United).

55 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Justin Richards (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

53 mins:Foul by Dave Kitson (Sheffield United).

53 mins:Jake Wright (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

49 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

47 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 1.

45+6 mins:First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 1.

45+2 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

45+2 mins:Tony Capaldi (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Foul by Tom Craddock (Oxford United).

45+1 mins:George Long (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Luke O'Brien (Oxford United).

39 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Nick Blackman tries a through ball, but Nick Blackman is caught offside.

28 mins:Foul by Simon Heslop (Oxford United).

28 mins:Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Offside, Oxford United. Justin Richards tries a through ball, but Justin Richards is caught offside.

23 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

23 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Craddock (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Tony Capaldi.

22 mins:Foul by Tom Craddock (Oxford United).

22 mins:Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Goal! Oxford United 0, Sheffield United 1. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

16 mins:Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

16 mins:Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Craddock (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Foul by Michael Duberry (Oxford United).

14 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Simon Heslop (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Marcus Williams replaces Matthew Hill.

6 mins:Hand ball by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).

6 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Leven (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5 mins:Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

5 mins:Justin Richards (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Offside, Oxford United. Justin Richards tries a through ball, but Justin Richards is caught offside.

2 mins:Offside, Oxford United. Tom Craddock tries a through ball, but Tom Craddock is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Kassam Stadium
OxfordOxfordvSheff UtdSheff Utd
03
  • McMahon, 17
  • Kitson, 68
  • Blackman, 87

match report

Sheffield United knocked Oxford out of the FA Cup for the second year running with a 3-0 win at the Kassam Stadium.

A beautifully flighted 20-yard free kick over Oxford's defensive wall by Tony McMahon in the 17th minute put the Blades ahead.

Dave Kitson's close-range effort on 68 minutes, after Nick Blackman headed back Ryan Flynn's deep free kick, confirmed their superiority.

And Blackman's brilliant turn and shot into the roof of the net three minutes from time sealed an emphatic victory.

Oxford felt the free kick awarded against Jake Wright, for the first goal, was a harsh decision by referee Carl Boyeson.

Tom Craddock forced Blades goalkeeper George Long into a strong save from his angled drive and loan-signing Justin Richards scooped a shot narrowly wide at the start of the second half.

But Danny Wilson's League One high-fliers carried greater menace up front, and Blackman almost hit a third with a 20-yard effort that deflected just past the far post.

Oxford keeper Ryan Clarke also made a superb double save from Blackman and Jamie Murphy.

The U's almost pulled one back through substitute Sean Rigg but his angled drive was superbly turned aside by Long.

team line-up

1Ryan Clarke
6Jake Wright
17Tony Capaldi
23Luke O'Brien67
2Damien Batt
5Michael Duberry
8Simon Heslop
20Peter Leven
15Alfie Potter
18Justin Richards
29Tom Craddock

substitutes

22Harry Worley
14Sean Rigg67
21Wayne Brown
35Callum O'Dowd
28Tyrone Marsh
4Michael Raynes
25Josh Parker

referee

Carl Boyeson

team line-up

25George Long
6Matthew Hill12
29Anthony McMahon
5Harry Maguire
4Danny Higginbotham
8Michael Doyle
11Kevin McDonald
7Ryan Flynn
10Nick Blackman
23Jamie Murphy88
14Dave Kitson76

substitutes

27Elliot Whitehouse
30Marcus Williams12
20Erik Tønne
17Richard Cresswell88
24Joe Ironside76
35Danny Coyne
32Terry Kennedy

referee

Carl Boyeson

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target45
shots off target62
corners54
tackles won00
offsides31