OXFORD United deserved far more than they got at Gillingham, according to boss Karl Robinson.

Despite controlling the game for long spells, they only had Dan Agyei's goal to show for it as the hosts ran out 3-1 winners.

The U's were always up against it after conceding twice in four minutes midway through the first half.

Agyei's goal halved the deficit just after the break, but the visitors squandered other chances - notably a close-range header from Matty Taylor - before Jordan Graham restored the two-goal lead.

It was reminiscent of United's defeat at Bloomfield Road last season.

Robinson said: "That was a better performance from the one we had against Blackpool last year.

"It’s a crazy game, but it’s why we love it, even though it’s hard to love right now. It baffles me, the industry never ceases to amaze me.

"I think even their players felt a bit embarrassed coming off, but I wouldn’t if I was them, because they’ve won it.

"They defended wonderfully well, I’ve never seen us miss so many chances.

"You can sit here and pick up all the ifs and buts, we’ve got beat and that’s the sickening thing.

"My players deserved an awful lot more than we got today.

"They (Gillingham) made probably 20 more mistakes than we made, but we didn’t capitalise on them.

"We think we scored one that went over the line, it’s hard to say.

"The one at 2-1 where Matty Taylor headed it into the ground that was the real turning point.

"We lacked a bit of confidence from then.

"For the next five minutes we looked a bit lacklustre and that’s when they got the third goal."