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Plymouth Argyle 4-1 Oldham Athletic

Plymouth recorded their biggest League One win of the season by convincingly beating Oldham at Home Park to move out of the relegation zone.

Argyle got off to a superb start, scoring twice in the opening six minutes and - but for a brilliant on-the-line block by Ryan McLaughlin - it could have been more.

French midfielder Toumani Diagouraga opened the scoring after three minutes, rounding Latics goalkeeper Johny Placide to score after being put in on goal by target man Ryan Taylor's deft pass.

Taylor was also involved in the second goal, teeing up midfielder David Fox, whose scooped ball enabled playmaker Graham Carey to lob Placide and make it 2-0.

The Latics stopper relied on McLaughlin's assistance to deny Diagouraga from point-blank range as Carey cleverly rolled the ball across the goal-line from the right.

Oldham got back into the game after 57 minutes as skipper Anthony Gerrard powered in a headed goal from Jack Byrne's corner.

Oldham's joy was short-lived though as Plymouth central defender Ryan Edwards looped home a header from Carey's 30-yard free-kick two minutes later.

Plymouth went 4-1 up as 71st-minute substitute Jake Jervis scored with his first touch after running on to a defence-splitting through-ball.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 29Roos
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forJervisat 71'minutes
  • 24FoxSubstituted forSangsterat 89'minutes
  • 32DiagouragaBooked at 30mins
  • 10CareySubstituted forGrantat 77'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Grant
  • 21Wylde
  • 31Cooper
  • 33Sangster

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5Gerrard
  • 4WilsonBooked at 40mins
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forHollowayat 45'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 24FaneSubstituted forHuntat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forObadeyiat 66'minutes
  • 29ByrneBooked at 43mins
  • 9Davies
  • 7Flynn

Substitutes

  • 10Holloway
  • 12Wilson
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 28Green
  • 30Obadeyi
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
10,017

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Cameron Sangster replaces David Fox.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Graham Carey.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Oldham Athletic 1. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Oldham Athletic 1. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey following a set piece situation.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Byrne with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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6Charlton2210663027336
7Peterborough2310583934535
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12Blackpool237792831-328
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16Oldham2376103744-727
17Bristol Rovers2390143341-827
18Gillingham236892225-326
19MK Dons236892634-826
20Plymouth2366112232-1024
21Wimbledon2265111727-1023
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