OXFORD United avoided a date in the High Court this week after settling their winding-up petition well in advance.

It was the third time in less than a year that a late tax bill had prompted HM Revenue & Customs to take the action.

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The hearing was set for Wednesday, but the court have confirmed the matter was withdrawn last week and there are now no pending cases against the club.

United owner Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth said in January the tax bill was paid, although because it was late a notice had already been issued.

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Stadium landlords Firoka had started proceedings to join the petition over a payment of £240,000, the first instalment of an overdue service charge.

This prompted United to swiftly settle the bill, averting an appearance in court.