KARL Robinson was delighted to see a response from Oxford United as they claimed an important three points at Wigan Athletic.

The U's were the better side in a goalless first half, before Matty Taylor opened the scoring shortly after the hour mark.

James Henry made it 2-0 late on, but Thelo Aasgaard's header and seven minutes of stoppage time saw the visitors endure a nervous end to the contest.

Report: Oxford United win at Wigan Athletic

It was a welcome win for United after the deeply disappointing 2-0 defeat to Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday and saw the visitors rise out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

Robinson thought his side were fully deserving of the three points.

United's head coach said: “I thought we were sensational today. In the first half we were very good.

“Take the Crewe and Sunderland games away, our players have been good and we’ve not had the luck we’ve deserved.

“We could have been out of sight at half-time, but it’s a great cross and a great goal from them and I thought ‘here we go again’.

“We ended up holding on, which was a bit unfair for probably 90 per cent of our performance today.”

Robinson made four changes to the line-up that started against Crewe, with Rob Atkinson, Jordan Obita, Liam Kelly and Marcus McGuane coming in.

United's boss had frank discussions with his players following the midweek loss and now wants his side to build on today's victory.

He said: “I’m really pleased - that’s for the fans and the people that have stayed positive with us.

“This has really been hurting and don’t think I’m now thinking that we’ve cracked it.

“You know the demands I have for my players and we’ve still got a long way to go."