KARL Robinson hailed Oxford United's fight as a third successive comeback at Shrewsbury Town kept them in the play-off picture.

The U's turned around a 2-1 deficit at half-time to win 3-2 - just like on their previous two visits to Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Elliot Lee's third-minute goal gave United the perfect start, but Matthew Pennington and Josh Vela scored to put Shrewsbury ahead at the break.

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The U's gradually regained control of the contest, with James Henry equalising midway through the second half and Dan Agyei following his goal here last season to seal victory with five minutes left.

It means United go into the final day of the Sky Bet League One season one point shy of sixth-placed Portsmouth.

Agyei's winner put them on 71 points for the campaign and Robinson praised his players for staying in the hunt.

The U's head coach said: "To get the points tally we’ve got is exceptional.

"We’re in it – it was tense and that goal would’ve been another special moment, with the pictures in our training ground for years to come.

"That could be a pivotal moment in the season.

"I said to the players at half-time that we sat in this position a year ago and it was a goal that was massively important that got us back in the play-offs.

"For us now to be in there with one game to go is brilliant.”

United dominated much of the second half, but needed Jack Stevens to brilliantly thwart Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Shaun Whalley in stoppage-time to hold on.

It left Robinson drawing parallels with the man Stevens replaced as the U's first choice, Simon Eastwood.

The manager said: “He was outstanding.

"It was an Easty save, that was how Easty made his name."

It was another memorable win with no fans in the ground, while English football's social media boycott meant United were unable to provide updates online.

Robinson added: “Bank holiday weekend is so much more special when your team wins and you keep yourself in that play-off hunt.

"Sorry we couldn’t have that connection with you over social media this weekend, because of the mindless idiots.

"We’ve taken it to the last week, so roll on next Sunday.”