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Chesterfield 0-4 Oxford United

Conor McAleny scored a hat-trick as Oxford's pursuit of a play-off place gathered momentum with a convincing win at relegation-threatened Chesterfield.

Oxford began confidently and McAleny wasted two chances inside a minute from 12 yards before the visitors went ahead in the 17th minute.

Toni Martinez got behind Chesterfield on the left and pulled the back to Hall, who held off a defender before slotting the ball in from close range.

Chesterfield responded with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake releasing Kristian Dennis whose 20-yard shot was beaten away by Simon Eastwood, but Oxford scored again nine minutes before the interval.

Hall pounced on a loose clearance and set up McAleny, who sent a swerving shot from the edge of the box past Thorsten Stuckmann.

Stuckmann kept Chesterfield in the game by keeping out a Phil Edwards header after the break, but he was beaten again just after the hour mark as Oxford moved further ahead.

McAleny was allowed to run inside unchecked before firing a 25-yard shot inside Stuckmann's right post.

Chesterfield fell apart in the 69th minute when Ian Evatt gave the ball away and McAleny scored his third from just inside the area as Oxford cruised to victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 38Stuckmann
  • 6Evatt
  • 4HirdBooked at 90mins
  • 3JonesSubstituted forKakayat 43'minutes
  • 11Mitchell
  • 28GrimshawBooked at 56mins
  • 8Martínez
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forEvansat 65'minutes
  • 15FaupalaSubstituted forSimonsat 81'minutes
  • 10Ebanks-Blake
  • 20Dennis

Substitutes

  • 9Evans
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 23Anderson
  • 24Kakay
  • 25Humphreys
  • 37Brown

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Nelson
  • 3Skarz
  • 10Maguire
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19HallSubstituted forRothwellat 54'minutes
  • 11McAleny
  • 7Martínez

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 4Lundstram
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 23Ledson
  • 28Johnson
  • 34Stevens
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,901

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Oxford United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Oxford United 4.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Osman Kakay.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Rothwell.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ángel.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces David Faupala.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

Attempt saved. Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ángel (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Oxford United 4. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Oxford United).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ched Evans replaces Dan Gardner.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Oxford United 3. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Antonio Martínez.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Liam Grimshaw (Chesterfield).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe331710659342561
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton32177844271758
5Bradford341316544321255
6Southend341411952421053
7Millwall33141094740752
8Peterborough34148124946350
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers341211115153-247
12Walsall341113104144-346
13Wimbledon331013104443143
14Charlton3391594035542
15MK Dons33119134241142
16Northampton34117165057-740
17Gillingham34912134453-939
18Shrewsbury34108163547-1238
19Bury34107175161-1037
20Oldham34812142133-1236
21Port Vale32810143451-1734
22Swindon3489173248-1633
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry33510182952-2325
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