MARVIN EARNS U’S WEM­B­LEY RE­TURN

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

MARVIN John­son struck five min­utes from time to earn Ox­ford United a thrilling win in the Check­a­trade Tro­phy semi-fi­nal at Lu­ton last Wed­nes­day. Phil Ed­wards put the U’s ahead in the tenth minute and it looked all over when John­son’s shot de­flected off Pelly-Rud­dock Mpanzu to make it 2-0 in the 69th minute. How­ever, League Two side Lu­ton re­sponded bril­liantly. Isaac Vas­sell pulled one back three min­utes later be­fore ex-Ox­ford striker Danny Hyl­ton lev­elled things up with eight min­utes left. John­son had the last word, though, when he fired home the win­ner in the 85th minute. There will be an al­lLeague One fi­nal at Wem­b­ley on April 2 as the U’s take on Coven­try. Ox­ford will be hop­ing to go one bet­ter than last sea­son when they lost 3-2 to Barnsley in the fi­nal of the then-named John­stone’s Paint Tro­phy.

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