KARL Robinson singled out the two things that let Oxford United down in their 3-1 defeat at home to Sky Bet League One leaders Plymouth Argyle.

After Matty Taylor gave the U’s an early lead, Robinson’s side was pulled back by Jordon Garrick, and then a Panutche Camara double sealed the win for Argyle.

Robinson said letting Argyle’s wide players cut inside and not taking their own chances let the U’s down heavily.

“You’ve seen two good teams – the first 15 to 20 minutes, we were brilliant,” said Robinson.

“The frustration I take into half-time is letting people back inside.

“If you’re going to get beat, drop your ego and show them the line.

“The second you bring them back inside, it opens up the goal and becomes a much more difficult situation to defend.

“That’s one of the rules here, don’t let right-footed left wingers back inside and the second goal was the same.

“The biggest frustration is not taking your chances – the amount of chances we created today, nobody’s done that to them in I don’t know how long.

“We’re still one point off the play-offs but it’s a bitter pill missing those chances.

“If you score them, all of a sudden the roof comes off this place and it’s a different game.

“Everything we hit didn’t ask enough questions of the opposition’s goalkeeper.”

Robinson reserved praise for Taylor, going as far to say that it was one of the best games the striker has played for United under him.

“I think that was the best performance for Matty in an Oxford shirt for me,” said Robinson.

“I thought his bravery, his energy, his grit and determination was there in abundance.”