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Oxford United 1-0 Blackpool

Substitute Alex Mowatt made an instant impact as Oxford United made it back-to-back wins with victory over Blackpool in League One.

Mowatt came off the bench in the 78th minute and his first touch was to send over a free-kick that Jon Obika met with a glancing header for the winner - his seventh goal of the season.

But the result was harsh on the Seasiders, who were denied by four fine saves from keeper Simon Eastwood.

Oxford missed a golden opportunity in the 10th minute when Gino van Kessel selfishly went alone as he and strike partner Wes Thomas bore down on goal.

A simple square pass would have surely led to a goal, but Van Kessel thought he could score, only for keeper Christoffer Mafoumbi to dispossess him.

Eastwood tipped over Clark Robertson's left-foot drive and then blocked a volley from right-back Kelvin Mellor.

The U's keeper also saved well from Colin Daniel's shot, before pushing over Viv Solomon-Otabor's 20-yarder, and another fierce drive from Robertson.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35Carroll
  • 30MousinhoSubstituted forWilliamsonat 66'minutes
  • 6Martin
  • 3TiendalliBooked at 40mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forMowattat 79'minutes
  • 8Ledson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 39van KesselSubstituted forHenryat 86'minutes
  • 20Obika
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 4Williamson
  • 13Shearer
  • 16Dickie
  • 17Henry
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 27Mowatt
  • 36Napa

Blackpool

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 2MellorBooked at 79mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 16TiltBooked at 90mins
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 83'minutes
  • 8D'AlmeidaSubstituted forCookeat 67'minutes
  • 44Spearing
  • 15Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forQuigleyat 88'minutes
  • 23Daniel

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 14Ryan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 24Cooke
  • 26Allsop
  • 27Quigley
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,775

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Blackpool 0.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Martin (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Scott Quigley replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Gino van Kessel.

Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Oliver Turton.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Blackpool 0. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Mowatt replaces Jack Payne.

Booking

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool).

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Cooke replaces Sessi D'Almeida.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Mike Williamson replaces John Mousinho because of an injury.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Charlton2611783332140
9Peterborough2611694337639
10Oxford Utd2710894239338
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Plymouth2797112934-534
13Fleetwood2696113640-433
14Blackpool2788113438-432
15Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
16Gillingham2671092729-231
17Southend2787123145-1431
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2777133949-1028
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2775152347-2426
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2645171941-2217
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