Oxford fans seen standing atop car outside Stadium for FA Cup clash
‘Magic of the Cup!’: Football fans tweet their delight as dedicated Oxford supporters are seen standing on top of a car outside the Kassam Stadium to watch Arsenal clash as they refuse to let sold-out stadium stop them
- Arsenal beat Oxford United 3-0 in their third round FA Cup clash on Monday
- The home side fought hard against the Premier League leaders despite the result
- Some Oxford supporters delighted fans by finding a new way to watch the game
- With the Kassam Stadium sold out, they looked on from atop a parked car
A group of Oxford United fans delighted the football community on Monday night as they found a cheeky way of watching their side’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal at a sold-out Kassam Stadium.
The west end of the ground famously houses a car park rather than a stand and one cold-looking group of supporters took advantage of this as they stood on top of a car to watch the game from outside the ground.
It produced giggles from the commentary team and a pair of passing officials as Oxford were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal despite a valiant performance against the Premier League leaders.
Some Oxford fans watched their side’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal from on top of a car
They looked on from outside the ground as Arsenal won the tie 3-0 after a tough first hour
Fans were equally taken with the show of support on Twitter. Several tweeted it was ‘the magic of the FA Cup’ and ‘why we love the third round’.
Despite the result, Oxford boss Karl Robinson was pleased with the way his side has fought as he told ITV: ‘My players did the football club proud, we fought in all areas of the game, we didn’t look that far apart against a top level team.’
The win for Arsenal means they will face title rivals Manchester City in the fourth round of the Cup.
Eddie Nketiah bagged a brace in the game after Mohamed Elneny opened the scoring
Fans on twitter shared their delight at the Oxford supporters’ ingenuity
It will come at the end of a tricky period for the Gunners that sees them face North London rivals Tottenham and Manchester United, the only team to beat them in the league so far this season.
Manager Mikel Arteta played down the City game after the Oxford match. He told ITV: ‘We go game by game. We have a big game against Spurs and need to prepare for that one. My job I to make those players as good as they can be.’
On his side’s hard-fought if ultimately comfortable win over Oxford, he added: ‘Its always tough to win in these rounds, they make it really difficult for you and you have to be patient, we were and we got the goals in the end.’
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