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Southend United 2-1 Oxford United

Anthony Wordsworth's second-half penalty secured Southend United a 2-1 victory against Oxford United at Roots Hall.

Wordsworth - who was making his first start of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury - slotted home 16 minutes from time after Phil Edwards had been adjudged to have handled Ben Coker's left-wing cross.

Southend had earlier gone in front after 13 minutes when midfielder Ryan Leonard marked his 200th appearance for the Shrimpers by firing a stunning 25-yard volley into the right-hand side of the net.

Oxford drew back level just before the break when Kane Hemmings headed home Marvin Johnson's short corner.

But the Shrimpers hit back to continue their remarkable recent record against Oxford.

Phil Brown's side have now been beaten just once against the U's in the last 15 meetings between the two clubs and their victory could have been more comprehensive had Simon Eastwood not denied Adam Barrett in the closing stages.

However, Shrimpers shot-stopper Mark Oxley also did superbly well to deny Wes Thomas right at the death.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1OxleyBooked at 90mins
  • 33InnissBooked at 90mins
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 6Barrett
  • 24Demetriou
  • 18Leonard
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 40minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 82'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forO'Neillat 70'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9MooneyBooked at 61mins
  • 11McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 7O'Neill
  • 10Cox
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16King
  • 22Smith

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16EdwardsBooked at 74mins
  • 25RaglanBooked at 84mins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 10MaguireBooked at 60mins
  • 4LundstramBooked at 44mins
  • 18Rothwell
  • 8Sercombe
  • 28Johnson
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forThomasat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Thomas
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 22Long
  • 23Ledson
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,593

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Oxford United 1.

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Booking

Mark Oxley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Ryan Inniss (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Southend United).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Booking

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Charlie Raglan (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Oxford United).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Joe Skarz.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Charlie Raglan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Wes Thomas replaces Kane Hemmings.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Oxford United 1. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Philip Edwards (Oxford United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1063124101421
2Bury106221911820
3Bradford10460127518
4Northampton10451169717
5Port Vale105231512317
6Sheff Utd105231313017
7Bolton10442108216
8Gillingham104331719-215
9Peterborough103431713413
10Bristol Rovers103431314-113
11Chesterfield103341615112
12Charlton102621211112
13Fleetwood103341515012
14MK Dons103341314-112
15Rochdale103341213-112
16Oxford Utd103341011-112
17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
19Southend103251119-811
20Walsall102441116-510
21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
24Coventry9054410-65
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