Oxford United’s key stats in 2021
OXFORD United scored a century of goals in a year in which fans missed the first half due to games being played behind closed doors.
These goals are among the key stats we’ve looked at over the past 12 months.
62 matches. United have played 17 more games than in 2020, with February, March and August being the busiest months (eight matches each).
30 win. The U’s started the year with a 5-1 win at Burton Albion, while their final triumph was a 3-0 home win against AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday.
13 draw. It tended to be hit or miss for United in 2021. They have only drawn five of their first 32 games of the calendar year.
19 defeats. The U’s only lost on February 6, at Doncaster Rovers, while they have lost only eight times at home.
109 goals scored. Karl Robinson’s side reached their century in Sunderland on December 4. At that time, only Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United had scored more in the calendar year.
80 goals conceded. They have conceded three or more in ten games in 2021.
91 points from 50 Sky Bet League One matches. United’s form in 2021 would challenge the automatic promotion spots. They have taken 49 points in their last 27 games of 2020/21, down from 42 from 23 this season.
23 goals from Matty Taylor. The striker is the club’s top scorer in the calendar year, making 54 appearances. He also topped the charts in 2020, with 16 goals.
55 appearances by Cameron Brannagan. The midfielder has missed just seven games in 2021, playing more games than any other U player.
6-0 – United’s biggest win. The League One victory at Crewe Alexandra on April 10 was the heaviest of the calendar year for United.
4-1 – United’s heaviest defeat. The Papa John’s Trophy defeat at Cambridge United on August 31 was a night to forget. The U lost by three goals in another game in 2021, the 3-0 home loss to Blackpool in the play-off semi-final first leg on May 18.
9 minutes. That’s how long it took in the first game of 2021 for United to score, when Taylor opened the scoring in the 5-1 win at Burton.
40 seconds. Taylor scored United’s fastest goal of the calendar year in the 3-1 win at Burton on 23 October.
97 minutes. Elliot Lee picked up a dramatic point at MK Dons on February 27, his equalizer being the last scored by a United player in 2021.
61 minutes. The time between Henry’s first and third in his hat trick against Lincoln City. Henry was the only player to score a hat-trick for the U’s in the calendar year.
5 Goals: The number of goals scored in a crazy extra period in the 4-3 loss to Bristol Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup first round replay.
6 minutes. How long it took Charlie Mulgrew to be sent off for Fleetwood Town in United’s 1-0 win in January, making it the fastest sending off in a U game of 2021.
4 minutes: The first goal conceded by the U when Anthony Scully put Lincoln ahead in the 2-1 win for United on March 26.
96 minutes: The last goal United conceded when John Mousinho netted his own in the Carabao Cup against Burton on August 11. United recovered to win 4-2 on penalties.
26,634: The 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light was United’s highest for a game.
2,192: The U’s highest away track was at MK Dons for the 2-1 win on 11 December.
30 games behind closed doors. No supporters were allowed until May, with the first leg of the play-offs being the first with supporters.