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Oldham Athletic 0-2 Oxford United

New manager Pep Clotet made a flying start to his Oxford career as the U's grabbed a 2-0 victory over Oldham at Boundary Park.

Spaniard Clotet, who replaced Michael Appleton in July, saw his new team seal victory with goals from Wes Thomas and Josh Ruffels.

The Latics could have gone in front when Aaron Amadi-Holloway set up Craig Davies, but the striker's first-time shot was saved by visiting goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

Instead it was Oxford who led after 39 minutes as Jack Payne played a through-ball and, with Oldham appealing in vain for offside, Thomas raced clear and slotted home.

Ryan Ledson went close to adding a quickfire second for the away side, with his 20-yard drive forcing a save from Ben Wilson.

Oxford, who narrowly missed out on last season's play-offs, again showed their attacking threat with a superb move which ended when Payne was smartly denied by Wilson.

Oldham squandered a good chance when Tope Obadeyi slashed off target, but the visitors doubled the lead on 71 minutes as Ruffels collected Payne's pass and fired home from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 12Wilson
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 4Wilson
  • 8BanksSubstituted forFlynnat 75'minutes
  • 24Fane
  • 28GreenSubstituted forObadeyiat 59'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 71mins
  • 10Holloway
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forDuffusat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dummigan
  • 7Flynn
  • 15Edmundson
  • 20Stott
  • 21Duffus
  • 22Fawns
  • 30Obadeyi

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 5Nelson
  • 4WilliamsonBooked at 79mins
  • 11Johnson
  • 17Henry
  • 8Ledson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18RothwellBooked at 68minsSubstituted forCarrollat 71'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forObikaat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 7Hall
  • 13Shearer
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 20Obika
  • 35Carroll
  • 36Napa
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
4,874

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Oxford United 2.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Booking

Mike Williamson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mike Williamson (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Courtney Duffus replaces Craig Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Oliver Banks.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mike Williamson.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Oxford United 2. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Canice Carroll replaces Joe Rothwell.

Booking

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces Wes Thomas.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Ledson.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Paul Green.

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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