Oxford produced a storming performance to overturn the odds and beat Cambridge to win the 157th Xchanging Boat Race.

The Dark Blues, who won the toss and opted for the Surrey station, made a strong start and then produced a powerful burst to take control at Hammersmith Bridge.

Oxford's crew took full advantage as the sweeping middle bend turned in their favour to establish a three-length lead.

They were then able to take a tight line around the final bend, which should have been to Cambridge's advantage, to extend their advantage right to the line, with a victory margin of about four lengths.