Oxford’s defeat by Sunderland warmed up League One and the confusion in the tunnel at halftime highlighted the game for the worst reasons.
The mood was hot at Sundeland-Oxford on the 39th round of League One. The home team won 3-1, but more than the result, important for the dream of promoting the Championship, there are many incidents to be confirmed.
At half-time, after Gooch’s goal for Oxford, there would have been aggressions in the access tunnel to the changing rooms. “We are waiting for the police because one of our goalkeepers got headbutted,” said Karl Robinson, Oxford coach.
“There were comments. Jack Stevens was passing behind an opponent, without malice, and they grabbed him and headbutted him. Everyone saw him and I’m not going to point out names”, explains the coach who would end up expelled at the end of the game. match, enduring a provocation at 90 ‘+ 4’, when Max Power, captain of Sunderland went to celebrate the 3-1 to the rival bank.
“This club has more cameras than any other in the world and, strangely, they were all disconnected at halftime,” shoots Robinson, before rival coach Lee Johnson replied: “I didn’t see the incident. I was waiting for the players in the dressing room It is not a happy situation, but I believe that there was a provocation to generate all this. And we must not make this more than it is.
The police were called to the scene and measures are expected from the bodies responsible for the competition.
Sunderland have 70 points and are third in the third tier of English football. Oxford ranks 11th.
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