OXFORD United are record-breakers – and they are in the mood to stretch their unbeaten run even further.

James Henry’s 84th-minute strike was the only goal of an awkward Emirates FA Cup tie at Walsall, which sent them into tonight’s third round draw with the Premier League big boys.

It stretched their extraordinary run to 16 games without defeat, the first time they have achieved that in a single Football League campaign.

Karl Robinson’s men also head into December still battling on four fronts, which is a remarkable feat.

And there is plenty of appetite to keep marching on.

Josh Ruffels, who made his 200th U’s start on Saturday, said: “It’s unbelievable and we’ve got to keep going.

“On Wednesday we’ve got another competition we want to go far in (Exeter City in the Leasing.com Trophy) and we’ve done well in it during previous years. Long may it continue.

“You want to keep the momentum and that’s the main thing.

“It’s unknown territory because we’ve never had it this good, but we just want to keep playing and keep on winning.”

Robinson felt it was a record which would stand the test of time.

He said: “Hopefully way beyond my days you can come back and say you were part of a team that went 16 games without losing.

“We’re almost three months, so that run is incredible and it’s all down to the players and the connection they have with the fans.

“We love being a part of this roadshow at the moment.”

Henry’s precise finish took him into double figures for the third season in a row.

It came with just six minutes of normal time remaining, but the top scorer praised the way United stuck to their principles.

He said: “We’re confident in our style.

“It wasn’t as if we weren’t creating chances, it’s just about taking them.

“If you keep putting the balls in the right areas and moving defenders around you’re going to get your chance.”

When it comes to this evening’s draw, Ruffels is keen on lining up a second top-flight giant in less than a month, with Manchester City visiting in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on December 18.

He said: “We’ve got one really good tie coming up against Man City and it would be great for the fans and everyone to get another big one.”