STUART McCall hailed City's battling 2-2 draw at Oxford and said: "That felt better than Saturday."

Skipper Romain Vincelot was the last-gasp hero as he nodded home Nicky Law's cross right at the end of stoppage time to salvage a point.

City had led at half-time thanks to a wonder strike from Omari Patrick, who had started ahead of Dominic Poleon – but Oxford hit back twice after the break and went in front three minutes from time.

Vincelot, though, popped up with his second goal in four days to ensure a share of the spoils in the most dramatic fashion.

McCall was delighted to follow up the impressive 3-1 win over Peterborough at the weekend with another strong display on the road.

He said: "We certainly deserved that. We were here last season when Romain nearly had a penalty right at the end from the same spot.

"He's a winner and a leader and we have a few of them in the team at the minute.

"Omari hit the post and bar – if that goes in then it's 2-0. But Oxford are a good side and we've matched them.

"I don't like playing with one man up front but we played 4-3-3. We'd worked on getting the wide men involved, which Gilly (Alex Gilliead) and Omari did.

"We matched them in the middle of the park because they like to pass through there and controlled large parts of it. But I think our midfield three are as good as anything in the league.

"I'm so pleased because it was at least what we deserved. I'd have still said I was proud of the effort if we had got beaten.

"But it certainly made for a better trip home than before!"

The draw maintained City's unbeaten away record and kept them in fourth place ahead of Saturday's derby with Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham at Valley Parade.

Vincelot said: "It was the same point as we got against Walsall but this is a totally different scenario.

"It was a very good game, physically hard, and I thought we played very well."