Bruce is the only manager under Ashley to get to the 5th round of the FA Cup. Sheer genius, not having a striker on the bench and replacing an attacking player with a defensive one just before the equaliser. I know he played yesterday but surely Sorenson could have made the bench?
At least we had plan B, high balls for a 5'5 and a 5'8 striker against a 6'5" defender, lulling them into a false sense of security before the killer blow.
We are guaranteed a 5th game in the FA Cup which is more than we managed in reaching round 6 2006 and as many as in 2005 when we made the semi.
In normal time, Bruce's win ratio against League 1 clubs is a massive 25%.
Credit to Oxford for not rolling over when 2-0 down against a Premier League club.