OXFORD United’s midweek comeback gave them belief lightning could strike twice against Coventry City, says Elliott Moore.

Just four days after pegging back a 2-0 lead late on against Millwall, Karl Robinson’s side showed a similar never-say-die approach on Saturday.

They wiped out a two-goal lead and then had to rally a second time after falling 3-2 down in the 91st minute.

Moore was incorrectly credited for the 94th-minute equaliser, which was actually a second own goal for Fankaty Dabo.

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And the U’s centre back felt the Carabao Cup fightback contributed to what could turn out to be a key result.

He said: “Because it happened on Tuesday, when we went 2-0 down I don’t think a lot of the lads were worried, because we’d proved we could come back.

“Especially when we scored, you could see everyone was lifted. Hopefully this will be a turning point.

“We know we just have to be patient, stay in the game, don’t lose your heads and results will come.”

If the fighting spirit was the biggest positive to come out of the game, United’s defensive record is the main area of concern.

City’s three goals took their record to 14 conceded in the last five games.

And while Karl Robinson’s side have scored in every match this season, Jamie Mackie knows they cannot achieve anything without tightening up at the back.

He said: “It’s the little details.

“If we get those right we’ll be a good side, but they’re not always the easiest things, so we have to coach that into ourselves to make sure we don’t concede goals.”

City’s second was a case in point for the forward, coming on the break after Ben Woodburn hit the post.

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Mackie said: “If we hit the woodwork we shouldn’t concede within five seconds – we’re not in the Premier League.

“We’ve got to lock it off. That’s not maybe a centre half, that’s whoever’s job it is on the edge of the box to keep the ball.

“They are the small details that get you up the league, at any level.”

He added: “Last year it went on too long not winning and it was a struggle to achieve anything in the season.

“We need to make sure we win games to stay on the coattails of where we want to be.

“If it takes too long, like it did last year, then we’re just playing for nothing. The penny’s got to drop quickly. Let’s see how it goes.”