- Oxford travelled to the Valley looking to recapture the spirit of 2002, when Ian Atkins' side knocked Charlton out of the League Cup on penalties. That, however, is about as good as things have ever got against Charlton for the yellows...
- Other than that, it's a step into the unknown for both clubs, with the last meeting between Oxford and Charlton coming in a 2002 League Cup fixture. On that occasion a drab 0-0 draw (a staple of the Ian Atkins era) was brought to life by a dramatic penalty shootout which ended with Jefferson Louis blasting Oxford into a third-round tie against Aston Villa. That victory was all the sweeter for being our first against Charlton since 1987 – 13 matches had passed in that time and we had lost the last seven of them consecutively. In fact, that win was our first ever at the Valley after 16 previous attempts
- — Joel Voysey (@joelvoysey)Tue, Aug 06 2013 16:03:48In other news #OUFC take a young squad to a ground we don't do well at and a team two leagues higher tonight. But after Saturday who knows..
- — Tom Bristow (@tombristow87)Tue, Aug 06 2013 17:24:07Shrewsbury, Orient, Northwich Victoria, Luton - all teams that have knocked #cafc out of cups in recent years. Give it your best shot Oxford
- — Amy Andrews (@AmyJAndrews)Tue, Aug 06 2013 16:10:05Why is everyone so excited about tonight? With the eleven we'll probably play it'll be more Oxford City than Portsmouth. #oufc
- — Oxford United FC (@OUFClive)Tue, Aug 06 2013 18:28:55United's side to face Charlton: Clarke, Hunt, Mullins, Wright, Newey, Williams, Whing, Rose, O'Dowda, Hall, Constable #OUFC
- — Oxford Mail OUFC (@OxfordMailOUFC)Tue, Aug 06 2013 18:03:06So, four changes from Saturday. Potter, Rigg and Smalley on the bench, Kitson misses out with what we believe is a minor rib injury. #oufc
- — James S. Robinson (@JamSebRob)Tue, Aug 06 2013 18:26:32Apart from Asa Hall (Smalley), and Rose (Davies) - I am happy with the line up tonight. We should definitely give them a game! #OUFC
- — Connor Wakefield (@OUFCWomble)Tue, Aug 06 2013 18:27:53Think Rose will shine for us in Midfield this season. Good ball player plus wins the ball! Him and Whing in the centre... oofffttt #OUFC
Charlton Athletic 4-0 Oxford United
Oxford fall at the first hurdle in the League Cup to Championship side Charlton 4-0