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Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.
Long range effort from Damian Batt misses to the left of the target.
Marvin Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Jermaine Grandison. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Peter Leven.
Centre by Asa Hall, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.
Nicky Wroe challenges Lewis Guy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Hazell on Lewis Guy. Peter Leven takes the indirect free kick.
Terry Gornell is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick. Alfie Potter comes on in place of Simon Heslop.
Peter Leven fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Michael Duberry.
The ball is crossed by Lionel Ainsworth, Andrew Whing makes a clearance.
Peter Leven produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Simon Heslop, clearance by Marvin Morgan.
Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line.
Foul by Reuben Hazell on Lewis Guy, free kick awarded. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick. Reuben Hazell is cautioned. Jermaine Grandison replaces Carl Regan. Damian Batt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul McLaren.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Matthew Richards on Michael Duberry, free kick awarded. Matthew Richards booked. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Leven from the free kick, save by Benjamin Smith.
The offside flag is raised against Terry Gornell. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
Marvin Morgan is caught offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick. Terry Gornell replaces James Collins. Jon Taylor replaces Mark Wright.
James Collins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Lewis Guy is caught offside. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
(Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Peter Leven coming on for Deane Smalley.
Matthew Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Constable. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close range by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff clears the bar.
Lewis Guy gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury.Deane Smalley provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Lewis Guy produces a cross, Headed from the edge of the area by Deane Smalley goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Ian Sharps, clearance made by Liam Davis.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line to the near post, Andrew Whing manages to make a clearance.
Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.
Liam Davis takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.
Liam Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lionel Ainsworth. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matthew Richards from right wing, Andrew Whing makes a clearance.
Mark Wright crosses the ball, Jake Wright makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Mark Wright. Michael Duberry takes the free kick.
Ian Sharps fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Sharps restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Whing crosses the ball.
Reuben Hazell challenges Deane Smalley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Davis takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Carl Regan.
The ball is delivered by Jake Wright, Benjamin Smith makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Jake Wright results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Mark Wright, Paul McLaren makes a clearance.
James Constable takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, save by Ryan Clarke.
Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross, Asa Hall makes a clearance.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff crosses the ball, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright by Marvin Morgan. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
Reuben Hazell fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Heslop by Mark Wright. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
Liam Davis takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.
Foul by Reuben Hazell on James Constable, free kick awarded. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis.
Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Lionel Ainsworth.
The ball is crossed by Marvin Morgan.
The offside flag is raised against Lewis Guy. Benjamin Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Marvin Morgan crosses the ball.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Morgan. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
Simon Heslop scores a goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury.The assist for the goal came from Asa Hall.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth, clearance by Liam Davis.
Trio out for Us
Oxford's three long-term absentees will be the only men missing for manager Chris Wilder when Shrewsbury come to the Kassam Stadium.
Experienced defender Tony Capaldi, striker Tom Craddock and midfielder Paul McLaren are yet to appear for the Us this season.
Northern Ireland international Capaldi will be out for a further five weeks with a back injury and will have to wait for his debut.
Craddock, who was the club's joint top-scorer last term, is absent for another three and a half weeks with a knee problem.
McLaren missed a large chunk of pre-season with a knee injury and is not expected to be available any time soon.
The Us and Shrewsbury are both winless so far in the league.
Shrewsbury welcome summer signing Joe Jacobson into their ranks for the first time.
The left-back has been suspended for the club's opening three matches of the season having been sent off in Accrington's play-off semi-final at the end of last season.
And manager Graham Turner could be tempted to throw him straight into the action at the Kassam Stadium having been less than impressed with his side's defending for Burton's opener in Saturday's 1-1 draw.
Turner will also consider starting roles for winger Jon Taylor and striker Terry Gornell after they both came off the bench midway through the second half at the Pirelli Stadium to influence the game, the latter heading a late equaliser for Shrews to snatch a point.
Striker Tom Bradshaw remains in the treatment room after damaging cruciate knee ligaments in pre-season.
Heslop stunner sets up Oxford win
Simon Heslop fired in a stunning long-range goal to set Oxford on the way to their first win of the season as they beat Shrewsbury 2-0.
The former Barnsley midfielder turned and shot in one movement from 30 yards, driving the ball over Shrews keeper Ben Smith and into the net for a spectacular eighth-minute opener.
On-loan Milton Keynes striker Lewis Guy added a second for Oxford seven minutes into the second half.
James Constable might have shot from the left edge of the box, but instead selflessly squared it for Guy to slot in.
Shrewsbury offered surprisingly little, seldom troubling a U's defence superbly marshalled by Michael Duberry.
Their best effort was a side-footed shot from 18 yards by Nicky Wroe that goalkeeper Ryan Clarke spilled, before it was hacked away for a corner.
Oxford might have won even more emphatically.
Liam Davis cut in from the left, cheekily beat a defender with a showman-like step-over, and then hit a fierce drive that Smith just managed to beat away.
Constable forced a fine one-handed save from Smith after a one-two with Guy, and Asa Hall glanced a header wide.
Substitute Peter Leven's free-kick also brought a good stop from Smith low down at his right post.
The Shrews hardly had a sight of goal in the second half.
When Carl Regan did cut menacingly into the box, there was no-one to turn in his low cross.
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