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Oxford United 1-3 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon recorded their first-ever win over Oxford with victory at the Kassam Stadium to extend their unbeaten run to five matches in League One.

The Dons had failed to win in 12 previous attempts against their bogey team, but a stunning first half saw them three goals up at the break.

Tom Elliott headed the visitors in front from close range following a 20th-minute corner which Darius Charles nodded back across goal from the far post.

Liam Sercombe went close to levelling soon after when he shot just wide after a sharp turn.

But Charles scored a spectacular second goal in the 42nd minute, curling the ball into the top corner from 20 yards as Oxford's players protested about what looked like a dangerous tackle on Wes Thomas by Dean Parrett.

Oxford's players were still rattled by that controversial decision when Andy Barcham ran through the middle in first-half stoppage-time and slotted home Jake Reeves' pass under goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

The hosts pulled a goal back four minutes into the second half when Charles turned Chris Maguire's cross into his own net.

Barry Fuller headed Phil Edwards' effort off the line as the home side tried to come back but they lost Joe Skarz to a shoulder injury, and their second-half fight back petered out.

The win, coupled with MK Dons' defeat by Port Vale, moved Wimbledon up to 10th and above Dons in the league table for the first time in their history.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 70mins
  • 25Raglan
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forRothwellat 76'minutes
  • 11MacDonald
  • 8SercombeSubstituted forJohnsonat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 4Lundstram
  • 10Maguire
  • 15Hemmings
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forCrowleyat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 7Crowley
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Taylor
  • 28Johnson
  • 39Brown

Wimbledon

  • 1SheaBooked at 59mins
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 3Meades
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forEganat 80'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 33TaylorBooked at 13minsSubstituted forPoleonat 84'minutes
  • 9ElliottBooked at 10minsSubstituted forBarnettat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 7Francomb
  • 10Poleon
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 34Robertson
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
7,742

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Crowley (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Booking

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Egan replaces Dean Parrett.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marvin Johnson replaces Liam Sercombe.

Substitution

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

Booking

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

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

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Crowley replaces Wes Thomas.

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

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Philip Edwards (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

James Shea (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Attempt saved. Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1274127121525
2Bradford12660157824
3Bury126242116520
4Port Vale126241614220
5Bolton125431110119
6Northampton124621913618
7Rochdale125341613318
8Sheff Utd115331414018
9Peterborough124532115617
10Wimbledon124441817116
11Bristol Rovers114431616016
12MK Dons124351515015
13Oxford Utd124351314-115
14Gillingham124351823-515
15Fleetwood113441616013
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon123361217-512
21Oldham12264713-612
22Southend123361223-1112
23Shrewsbury122461118-710
24Coventry11164812-49
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