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  • "Another fantastic away result! Well done Chris and the team.

    I would imagine a lot of fans have been able to watch these two FA Cup games in quick succession as they have been shown on BT Sport, and they will have seen that whilst we are not pretty to watch, we are strong, organised, disciplined and work incredibly hard for each other.

    I hope that our fans now understand what Wilder is trying to do. I believe he is playing in a way which (most of the time) gets results. I believe he is totally focused on getting us out of this league, and he is trying to win games, not win any prizes for a style of football. His employment at this club is on the line, and I think he's doing what he believes it takes to keep his job and carry on in League One.

    For all of their possession, Gateshead and Wrexham simply could not beat us.

    Away from home, this "style" of football works okay, because the travelling Oxford fans are there to cheer their team on no matter how they play.

    At home however, the fans have a different mentality - we all know what attractive football looks like and we want to see it.

    We now have 3 home games out of the next 4. It's imperative that as many fans as possible get to these games in the run up to Christmas and really get behind the team - a team which I believe we should all be proud of."
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Chris Wilder hails his Oxford United Cup kings

Oxford Mail: Ryan Williams nips in to head home Oxford United’s winning goal at Wrexham last night Ryan Williams nips in to head home Oxford United’s winning goal at Wrexham last night

CHRIS Wilder felt his Oxford United side got what they deserved as a double blitz saw off Wrexham to set up an FA Cup third-round trip to Charlton Athletic next month.

The injury-hit visitors came from behind at the Racecourse Ground to win 2-1 thanks to goals from James Constable and Ryan Williams in the space of two minutes.

It completed a superb run of away games, which have seen the U’s travel 1,200 miles in nine days to draw with Fleetwood in the league before Cup wins against Gateshead and Wrexham.

Wilder, who referred to pre-match comments from Wrexham striker Brett Ormerod saying the U’s had been fortunate to beat Gateshead, was again thrilled with the display.

He said: “We’ve clocked some miles up, but results and performances speak volumes to what we have got here.

“This was a tough old game. Apparently we have been very lucky in a couple of the games, but all you do is make sure you prepare and focus on the job in hand, which is to win football matches.

“I think we have deserved the result.”

He added: “We have done exceptionally well yet again.

“I thought we were outstanding in the second half, we passed the ball and really took the sting out of the game.

“Really, apart from when the referee decided to play two or three minutes extra at the end when they took unbelievable chances, we felt we were always pretty comfortable.”

Williams grabbed the winner with a close-range finish just after Constable’s low strike.

It was particularly satisfying for the winger, who had been booed all evening by the home fans.

They felt he had feigned injury in the first half, although television replays showed it was a nasty foul.

Williams said: “It’s always good when someone is giving you some stick to give it back to them.

“It was a really good feeling.

“Rosie (Danny Rose) told me to run to the near post, so I did, and it ended up bouncing straight to me, so I just nodded it into the net.

“I thought at the time (the tackle) was a straight red, but I can’t blame the ref, he mustn’t have had a good view.”

United netted £27,000 in prize money from the tie, taking their total earnings from the FA Cup run to £150,000.

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