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Oxford United 4-0 York City

Jordan Bowery
Jordan Bowery scored just one goal in 11 matches during spells with Rotherham and Bradford in the first half of the season

Oxford United won at home in the league for the first time in 2016 against relegation-threatened York.

Jordan Bowery netted, via his kneecap, after Callum O'Dowda's fierce shot was parried by goalkeeper Michael Ingham.

Ingham kept the hosts at bay before Chey Dunkley's header from a debatable corner extended Oxford's lead.

Danny Hylton then grabbed an exquisite individual goal before Kemar Roofe's top-poke saw him score his 20th goal of the season.

Victory saw Oxford move ahead of Plymouth into second and Hylton's goal was the pick of the night - with the 27-year-old lifting the ball over a defender before taking a touch and curling the ball into the bottom corner.

York remain two points adrift of safety despite Ingham pulling off a number of saves when the score was still at 1-0.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"I'm angry at how the game finished.

"I thought we had our best spell in the game just before the second goal, which came from a corner but it was clearly our ball. Saying that, we should have the ability to deal with it.

"Once the second goal went in our heads dropped and that reflected in the last bits of our game.

"They're a good side and they can smell blood at that point, and they pushed on."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Mullins
  • 3SkarzBooked at 76minsSubstituted forJ Evansat 82'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRoofeat 63'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 10Hylton
  • 29BowerySubstituted forWaringat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 4Roofe
  • 7Waring
  • 19Ismail
  • 24Ashby
  • 28Maguire
  • 36J Evans

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 31Boyle
  • 16Winfield
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15Cameron
  • 3IlesanmiSubstituted forOliverat 55'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 8Summerfield
  • 4BerrettSubstituted forGalbraithat 75'minutes
  • 32Fewster
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 9Oliver
  • 11Carson
  • 19Hyde
  • 23Dixon
  • 33McEvoy
  • 37Galbraith
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,654

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamYork
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away1
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 4, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 4, York City 0.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Foul by Jordan Evans (Oxford United).

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 4, York City 0. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Evans replaces Joe Skarz because of an injury.

Delay in match Joe Skarz (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, York City 0. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by John Mullins.

Booking

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Daniel Galbraith (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Galbraith replaces James Berrett.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, York City 0. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kemar Roofe replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Hand ball by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Oxford United).

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton34236560332775
2Oxford Utd341810659322764
3Plymouth34197848282064
4Accrington32168855391656
5Portsmouth331314652302253
6Bristol Rovers331651246351153
7Leyton Orient34141195147453
8Wimbledon331410951401152
9Wycombe33157113731652
10Mansfield34149114640651
11Carlisle32131185146550
12Cambridge34148124946350
13Luton34138134948147
14Exeter34129134449-545
15Barnet33127144348-543
16Crawley34125173955-1641
17Notts County33117154655-940
18Morecambe34106185462-836
19Newport32810143546-1134
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil34711163447-1332
22Hartlepool3184193053-2328
23York3468203765-2826
24Dag & Red3349203258-2621
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