OXFORD United won the “moral fight” if not the three points at Wycombe Wanderers, according to boss Karl Robinson.

The visitors to Adams Park delivered in every area except the most important one – hitting the back of the net.

It is not the first time this season United have come away from a game feeling they deserved more and even setting aside Robinson’s complaints over two strong shouts for a penalty which were not given, they created enough in open play to win comfortably.

The U’s boss said: “We’ve won the moral fight here, but we’ve not won the war because the result is the be-all and end-all.

“But how can you criticise anyone, other than not taking our chances?

“I questioned my players’ desire (following the defeat to Coventry last weekend), but it was answered in abundance.”

He added: “At no stage were we not the best team.

“You very rarely see a team come and for 90 minutes be as dominant as we were.”

United were backed by a sold-out away end in Buckinghamshire who gave the players a standing ovation after the game.

“You could see the way the fans were with the players afterwards – I don’t think they could have asked for any more effort,” Robinson said.

“They deserve so much more. The people I feel sorry for today are the players and the fans.

“We’re a big club that’s just simmering and we’ve got to make sure this flame gets lit.”

The clash got increasingly bad-tempered in the second half and on top of six cautions shown to the players, Robinson and his assistant Derek Fazackerley were both booked.

The U’s boss said: “Faz was swearing, but not at him.

“Then because he was that bad I say ‘you’ve lost control of the game’ I get done with one second to go.

“Does that prove he had a bad game? He lost control in my view.

“I honestly don’t know what went on here today.”