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Kemar Roofe applauds Oxford fans after famous cup win.

Oxford United fans and players celebrate shock FA Cup win over Swansea - video

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Oxford United staff and supporters alike helped the Kassam Stadium erupt after Sunday's surprise FA Cup 3rd round victory over Premier League strugglers Swansea City.

The League Two promotion hopefuls booked their place in Monday's fourth round draw thanks to a brace from in-demand midfielder Kemar Roofe.


Yet it was Swansea's Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero who opened the scoring after a swift one-two with Marvin Emnes. But any hopes of a positive start to life under new manager Alan Curtis were soon dashed by a disputed penalty, scored by Liam Sercombe.


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The 23-year-old Roofe put Oxford ahead after cutting inside from the left and placing a long-range shot into the bottom corner. He extended their lead after bursting through the Swansea defence to finish a swift counter-attack.

A late, tidy finish from Bafetimbi Gomis gave the Swans hope of rescuing a replay, but Michael Appleton's side held on for a famous victory.

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The U's go into the hat with potential opponents varying from Chelsea and Manchester City to Eastleigh and Colchester United.

After the game, the FA posted a video on their YouTube channel of how Oxford's players, manager and staff reacted to the historic win - which you can check out below.

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