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Watch: Gavin Whyte smashes in spectacular strike for Oxford United

Gavin Whyte has made a flying start to his Oxford United career.
Gavin Whyte has made a flying start to his Oxford United career.

It's little wonder Karl Robinson was so irate about losing Gavin Whyte to international duty, really.

The former Crusaders winger has just given a full explanation for that whole scenario with one wave of his wand-like right boot.

He used it to secure a valuable 1-1 draw for Oxford United at Charlton Athletic (in smashing style) and help his side climb within a point of escaping the League One drop zone.

Oxford had been trailing 1-0 to Lyle Taylor's first-half penalty but up stepped Whyte to carry the ball into the right side of the box and blast an audacious finish over the goalkeeper and into the opposite top corner.

Ironically, it was remarkably similar to a goal scored minutes earlier by Cliftonville's Rory Donnelly against Whyte's former side.

Anyhow, have a look at Gavin's strike here:

What did we mean by Karl Robinson being irate? Well if you somehow missed it, have a read what he said ahead of the recent international break:

Oxford are now unbeaten in their last four league games, picking up  three draws and a win.

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