JOSH Ruffels described his 94th-minute winner for Oxford United as the best moment of his career.

The left back produced a stunning curling finish into the top corner from outside the penalty area to claim a 2-1 victory against Wycombe Wanderers.

It took the U's into the top half of the Sky Bet League One table, probably one win away from guaranteeing their safety with six games remaining.

And for Ruffels it was some finish to the day, having given away a penalty before half-time which Joe Jacobson missed.

He said: "It was an emotional rollercoaster for me personally, a crazy game.

"Obviously the first half didn’t go to plan, but to do that right at the end of the game was something special, probably the best moment of my career, by far.

"Just the importance of the game, the pressure to get the three points at the moment was huge, so to score like that – the relief was the best feeling.

"I hadn’t had a chance to score all game, so I thought ‘this is my opportunity, go for it’.

"As soon as I hit it I saw the keeper scrambling to get there, so I saw it go in.

"He’s a massive guy as well, so I did well to get it past him. What a feeling."

Boss Karl Robinson admitted Ruffels was only still on the pitch due to his height, which was helping to combat Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.

He said: "Weirdly, Ruffs stayed on because Bayo stayed on. We didn’t want to lose our height.

"If he had come off we would have probably put Garbs (Luke Garbutt) to left back.

"Whatever level you’re at, winning three games in a row is one of the most difficult things to do.

"Yes, they missed a penalty and people will say you’ve rode your luck, but let’s be honest, over the 90 minutes we were the better team."