KARL Robinson was delighted to see his Oxford United side progress in the Emirates FA Cup - but was frustrated by the manner of Cameron Brannagan’s yellow card.

The U’s beat Plymouth Argyle 2-1 at Home Park to reach the third round for the fifth time in the last eight seasons.

However, Brannagan is now suspended for the next tie after picking up a second yellow card in the competition for celebrating his wonder strike with the travelling supporters.

The midfielder picked out the top corner from 20 yards with a sensational strike in the 54th minute to double United’s lead after James Henry had opened the scoring.

Brannagan, who was booked in United’s first-round replay win over Forest Green Rovers, raced towards the 381 travelling fans and was booked by referee Peter Wright for his celebration.

Due to new Football Association rules, a player who picks up two cautions in the Cup will receive a ban for the next tie.

United head coach Robinson was left disappointed that Brannagan will now have to sit out the third round.

He said: “It’s amazing how you can go through somebody from behind and you just get a free-kick, but a footballer can’t celebrate with the fans, that’s where the game is just stupid.

“If we don’t celebrate with our fans the way we want to, what’s the point in coming.

“I’ll take bookings every week for celebrating with the fans.

"I don’t care, it’s part of who we are, a DNA we’re trying to create here - a unity between the two.

“Cameron’s now suspended for the next game.

“There was no-one hurt, no-one causing trouble, we weren’t antagonising anybody, we just want to celebrate with the people who support us on a weekly basis and I find that frustrating.”

Plymouth had chances throughout the first half and Antoni Sarcevic reduced the deficit with 23 minutes to go.

The Pilgrims pushed for an equaliser and Robinson was delighted with the way his side stood firm.

He said: “We’re in the next round of the FA Cup and it was a difficult place to play.

“It was the first real big result I feel this team has put in away from home.

“We stood up to the challenge."