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Oxford United 3-0 Mansfield Town

Alex MacDonald scored twice as Oxford United eased their relegation fears and leapfrogged Mansfield in the table.

MacDonald sidefooted home on the half-hour mark after goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley failed to deal with George Baldock's right-wing cross.

He bagged his second after the break when he fired home from 15 yards.

Danny Hylton grabbed a third for Michael Appleton's side from the penalty spot, after Ryan Tafazolli fouled Michael Hoban in the box.

The result means Mansfield slip to 19th, four points above the drop zone, while Oxford move up to 17th.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Oxford v Mansfield

"We went out there today and looked liked we were treading water from the first minute.

"I'm not going to get down today because I looked at the run of fixtures we had and I knew this would be our toughest one.

"We knew as a group we were going to be up against it, and it looked like we had no energy and didn't grab the game by the scruff of the neck and we paid the price for it."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 22Long
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRoofeat 71'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forWhingat 88'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 10HyltonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forRobertsat 76'minutes
  • 9Hoban

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 16Whing
  • 18Ashdown
  • 20Rasulo
  • 29Roofe
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2Sutton
  • 6TafazolliBooked at 58mins
  • 26Elder
  • 3Riley
  • 7Monakana
  • 20ThomasBooked at 20minsSubstituted forBinghamat 45'minutes
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 16Heslop
  • 24BrownSubstituted forLambeat 75'minutes
  • 25OliverSubstituted forKeeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 12McGuire
  • 17Lambe
  • 18Beevers
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
6,954

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Andrew Whing replaces Michael Collins because of an injury.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Jeffrey Monakana (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Junior Brown.

Hand ball by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Billy Kee replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kemar Roofe replaces Alexander MacDonald because of an injury.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Oxford United. Pat Hoban draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Delay in match Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Mansfield Town 0. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32197646281864
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Northampton32135145142944
11Morecambe32128123432244
12Wimbledon31128114342144
13Exeter331110124348-543
14Portsmouth311010113635140
15Accrington31124154051-1140
16Cambridge31107144644237
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere31810133238-634
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
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