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James Henry earned Oxford a valuable point in a 2-2 draw at League One promotion chasers Peterborough.

Henry, the U’s leading scorer, equalised twice as Karl Robinson’s men claimed a deserved share of the spoils at the ABAX Stadium.

Oxford fell behind after 10 minutes when Posh forward Ivan Toney neatly swept in Matt Godden’s knock-down and Henry saw an equaliser ruled out by a raised flag after flicking in a Marcus Browne cross.

But he refused to be denied and restored parity with a fine 25-yard drive four minutes before the break.

Peterborough regained the advantage in spectacular style with 15 minutes to go when Siriki Dembele stepped away from three challenges before unleashing a fine strike from 30 yards.

Substitute Jason Cummings then fired wide with a glorious opportunity to seal the points and that miss proved costly when Oxford levelled again from the penalty spot with two minutes to go.

Henry coolly beat Posh goalkeeper Aaron Chapman to claim his 10th goal of the campaign after Gavin Whyte was brought down by Colin Daniel.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 15WardBooked at 70mins
  • 16Bennett
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 44mins
  • 3Daniel
  • 21Maddison
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 45mins
  • 11ReedSubstituted forO’Haraat 71’minutes
  • 10Dembélé
  • 17Toney
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forCummingsat 72’minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Naismith
  • 8O’Hara
  • 19Cooper
  • 25O’Malley
  • 26Stevens
  • 27Bassong
  • 35Cummings

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 4Dickie
  • 5NelsonBooked at 84mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forHolmesat 80’minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 10BrowneBooked at 36mins
  • 19MackieBooked at 33mins
  • 16Whyte

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 12Holmes
  • 22Raglan
  • 23Long
  • 41Mitchell
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:7,027

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 2.

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 2. James Henry (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Oxford United. Gavin Whyte draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Gavin Whyte.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ricky Holmes replaces John Mousinho.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Ward (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 1. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O’Hara replaces Louis Reed.

Booking

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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