OXFORD United can be a threat in Sky Bet League One, according to John Coleman.

The Accrington Stanley boss was full of praise for Karl Robinson's side following a 2-2 draw between the sides at the Crown Ground.

Stanley have played four of the teams sitting in the top six and Coleman believes elements of United's game were better than any of them.

He told BBC Lancashire: "Karl should be proud of the way he’s got them playing.

"They have a nice rhythm but are also working really hard.

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"They’re not afraid to put their foot in, which I don’t mind. They could be a threat in the league.

"That’s the best passing team in the league."

He added: "It was a cracking game, two teams playing good football.

"They’re probably the best team we’ve played for the way they moved the ball and pressed us."

Stanley twice equalised after falling behind to goals from Tariqe Fosu and Cameron Brannagan.

But Coleman argued if any side merited the three points, it was Stanley.

He said: "We’ve limited them to a few chances – two chances from outside the box and a couple of pea-rollers.

"Our keeper hasn’t made a save of any note whatsoever.

"I thought they were better in the first half.

"We didn’t get to grips with how they moved the ball, but in the second half I thought we were a totally different animal.

"I thought we were absolutely magnificent.

"We scored two good goals, we hit the woodwork twice and the keeper has made an absolute worldy off Joe Pritchard.

"If you go on chances created I think we probably shaded it, but they’re a good team."