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  • By Alessandro Schiavone at Plough Lane

Karl Robinson: We played better than Wimbledon and did not deserve to lose

EXCLUSIVE by Alessandro Schiavone

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson has played down suggestions that his side were second best on the night and thinks they did not deserve to come away from Plough Lane empty-handed.

Oxford’s promotion hopes now are hanging in the balance as they sit seventh in the table and one point adrift of Charlton Athletic who have two games in hand on the U’s.

The U’s relinquished a 1-0 lead after former Millwall midfielder James Henry was given the marching orders on 62 minutes for a handball. Wimbledon equalised from the ensuing penalty and went on to win the game.

Robinson said: “I disagree [that Wimbledon dominated the second-half]. I felt that we were the best team with 11 men and the best team with 10 men.

“Wimbledon’s recent results have done really well for them but from our point of view from the first minute to the 90th minute we were the better team. But I wish AFC luck for the rest of the season. We got three big games, we are at a different end of the table, fighting for different things and that’s our main concern.”

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