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Oxford United 4-1 Coventry City

Oxford United ended a run of four league games without a win with a scintillating first-half performance as they crushed Coventry 4-1.

Striker Kane Hemmings scored one and made one, and he might have had a hat-trick, as Sky Blues keeper Lee Burge had to work overtime to keep the total down.

Hemmings fired the U's in front on seven minutes, a simple side-footed finish from 18 yards after a mix-up from Coventry's centre-backs.

Burge had made two smart stops even before then.

The keeper showed good reactions to save Hemmings' close-range flick, then produced a brilliant one-handed save to keep out Chey Dunkley's effort at a corner.

Hemmings was causing havoc, and just before the half-hour mark his cross-shot ricocheted into the net off Jamie Sterry to put the home side two up.

Oxford went further in front 10 minutes before the break when Chris Maguire was brought down by Lewis Page, and picked himself up to convert the awarded penalty low into the bottom left corner as Burge dived the wrong way.

But at the end of the first half, Burge made a stunning point-blank save from Hemmings.

The away side made more of a fist of it in the second half, yet Alex MacDonald fired in a fourth goal from 15 yards on the hour mark.

Substitute Marcus Tudgay converted a penalty deep into stoppage time - after Dunkley brought down Sterry - to hand the visitors a consolation.

Oxford's win was soured by having both Wes Thomas and Joe Skarz carried off on stretchers in the second half.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 3SkarzBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRuffelsat 82'minutes
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Nelson
  • 16Edwards
  • 10Maguire
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23LedsonBooked at 30mins
  • 11MacDonald
  • 19HallBooked at 37minsSubstituted forThomasat 58'minutesSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 9Thomas
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 21Roberts
  • 25Raglan
  • 36Welch-Hayes

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Sterry
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15Page
  • 31StevensonSubstituted forHarriesat 45'minutes
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 13GadzhevSubstituted forMaycockat 68'minutes
  • 21Wright
  • 17Sordell
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forTudgayat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Agyei
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 29Harries
  • 35Maycock
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
9,199

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 4, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 4, Coventry City 1.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Callum Maycock (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Lewis Page (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Page.

Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Harries (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 4, Coventry City 1. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Coventry City. Jamie Sterry draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Page.

Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Maycock (Coventry City).

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Callum Maycock (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Hand ball by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Maycock.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Ledson.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Cian Harries.

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Callum Maycock (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Wes Thomas because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum Maycock replaces Vladimir Gadzhev.

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

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2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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