By Pa Sport Staff
Published: 19:45 BST, 3 August 2019 | Updated: 21:24 BST, 3 August 2019
Sunderland were held 1-1 by Oxford as they started their quest to escape Sky Bet League One.
Tariqe Fosu scored on his Oxford debut after his summer move from Charlton to give the visitors a surprise lead.
Lynden Gooch levelled from the spot four minutes after the break after he was fouled by Josh Ruffels.
Lynden Gooch won and scored a penalty which saved a point for Sunderland against Oxford
Gooch sent Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood the wrong way from the spot
But Jack Ross' side, who lost to Charlton in the play-off final in May, failed to find a winner.
Portsmouth slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury at the New Meadow.
John Giles' stunning strike condemned Pompey to an opening-day loss and their disappointing afternoon was compounded when Ross McCrorie was sent off with nine minutes left.
Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts led his team to an opening day win at home to Portsmouth
Stricken Bolton, who start the season with minus 12 points, lost 2-0 at Wycombe.
Paul Smyth struck just after the break and Fred Onyedinma added a late second for the Chairboys.
The Trotters went to Adams Park only after the EFL gave the game the go-ahead following Bolton providing financial assurances.
Phil Parkinson's side travelled to the game with only three contracted senior outfield players and eight of the squad made their debuts.
Wycombe's Fred Onyedinma (second left) scores his side's second goal against Bolton
Bury's game with MK Dons had already been suspended after they failed