A THRILLED Pep Clotet saluted Oxford United's best half of the season as they came from behind to win 4-1 at Peterborough United.

The result relieved pressure which had been building with three straight defeats.

They trailed at half-time, but thrillingly hit back with goals from Josh Ruffels, Wes Thomas, Joe Rothwell and Agon Mehmeti.

When asked whether it was the best 45-minute spell his side had produced, Clotet, United's manager, said: "When we analyse it from the point of view of the attitude, the mentality, the resilience of facing a tough situation and keep believing in your principles, yes.

"We have made some really good games at home so it’s difficult to judge, but for the circumstances around this game and the difficulty at half-time, this 45 minutes are really nice."

Although he did not get on the scoresheet, Jack Payne was arguably United's best player.

The Huddersfield Town loanee did waste a great chance to score himself, but had a hand in all four goals.

He said: "I’m not going to lie, I definitely should have scored.

"But at the end of the day I’ve been involved in all four goals, so I’m really pleased with that.

"It would’ve been nice to score, but I’m just pleased with the result."

Mehmeti sealed the victory in the 83rd minute, tapping in from close range after Payne's shot was parried to claim his first goal for the U's.

He said: "Maybe I had the time to take three or four touches, but it was easy.

"The most important thing was the performance.

"We started and were 1-0 down, but we kept fighting and believed in the way are playing and it turned around."