OXFORD United were motivated by anger as they came from behind to beat Shrewsbury Town, according to head coach Karl Robinson.

Gavin Whyte's hat-trick secured a 3-2 victory to complete an Easter double for the U's.

But they had to do it the hard way, having surrendered a lead before half-time.

Town's second goal came after Ahmed Kashi's straight red card, which Robinson disputed, as well as the penalty decision for the hosts' first goal.

And the United boss also hinted at a fracas in the tunnel at half-time which fanned the flames - with Whyte's second-half double securing the points.

He said: "It’s not a sending off, it’s a tackle. The pitch was dry and long, bobbly.

"It’s popped up and he’s tried to reach it with his toe.

"You never want to see a player get injured, but what made it worse was the two shin pads collided.

"That was my worry initially and then I was furious at the referee for my player getting sent off."

He added: "A few things happened in the tunnel at half-time which were horrendous. It doesn’t half get you back up.

"We were angry with a number of different things, maybe not to do with their players, but other things.

"It became a siege mentality and tactically we got it right."