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Oxford United 2-4 Bolton Wanderers

Filipe Morais scores Bolton's opening goal against Oxford United
Filipe Morais' second goal in as many games gave Bolton the lead after just four minutes

Bolton strengthened their grip on the second League One automatic promotion place after seeing off Oxford United.

Filipe Morais fired the Trotters ahead early after Simon Eastwood saved Gary Madine's header before Mark Beevers doubled the lead from close range.

Kane Hemmings gave Oxford hope before half-time but a Chey Dunkley own goal made it 3-1 to Bolton on the hour.

Chris Maguire's free-kick pulled another back for Oxford but Josh Vela's stoppage-time goal secured the points.

Bolton move four points clear of third-placed Fleetwood with eight games remaining, while Oxford's play-off hopes were dented by defeat as they remain ninth, five points off the top six.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Nelson
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forMcAlenyat 64'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 19HallSubstituted forMartínezat 76'minutes
  • 4LundstramSubstituted forRothwellat 83'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 28Johnson
  • 10Maguire
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Martínez
  • 8Sercombe
  • 11McAleny
  • 18Rothwell
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 4Dervite
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 89mins
  • 22Morais
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forDerikat 77'minutes
  • 21PratleySubstituted forKaracanat 61'minutes
  • 20A Taylor
  • 6Vela
  • 14Madine
  • 45Le FondreSubstituted forLongat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 15Derik
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 33Howard
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
7,146

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Bolton Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Bolton Wanderers 4.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Bolton Wanderers 4. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Madine.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Filipe Morais.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

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

Booking

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces John Lundstram.

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Oxford United).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Oxford United).

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Derik replaces Jay Spearing because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Antonio Martínez replaces Robert Hall.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Bolton Wanderers 3. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Wheater.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd38239673433078
2Bolton38219860342672
3Fleetwood381911855361968
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3816121058471160
7Millwall37161295344960
8Bristol Rovers391512125858057
9Oxford Utd38167155146555
10Rochdale37159135854454
11Walsall391314124749-253
12Peterborough391410155454052
13Wimbledon381215114946351
14Northampton39147185763-649
15Charlton391017124946347
16MK Dons381211154849-147
17Bury39129185764-745
18Gillingham391112165167-1645
19Oldham391014152638-1244
20Shrewsbury381110174153-1243
21Port Vale371011164259-1741
22Swindon3999214059-1936
23Chesterfield3989223763-2633
24Coventry39611223260-2829
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