League Two
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Oxford United 3-1 Accrington Stanley

Michael Appleton
Michael Appleton oversaw his first win as Oxford manager against Accrington

Michael Appleton secured his first league win as Oxford manager as the U's beat 10-man Accrington.

Danny Hylton scored his sixth Oxford goal of the season from debutant Brian Howard's pass to put the hosts ahead.

Managerless Stanley levelled as Marcus Carver turned in Piero Mingoia's shot from close in, but Michael Collins' 35-yard strike restored the hosts' lead.

James Gray lashed out at Joe Riley to see red before Tyrone Barnett sealed Oxford's win from a weak backpass.

Oxford's first win of the season lifts them out of the bottom two in League Two and up to 22nd place.

Accrington also move up a place on goal difference, despite their defeat at the Kassam Stadium.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 18Long
  • 5MullinsBooked at 90mins
  • 3Newey
  • 6Wright
  • 25Riley
  • 10HyltonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBrownat 65'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 14Ruffels
  • 29HowardSubstituted forJakubiakat 67'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 27BarnettSubstituted forMorrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rose
  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 11Potter
  • 21Crocombe
  • 28Jakubiak

Accrington

  • 26Lumley
  • 2BuxtonSubstituted forWinnardat 45'minutes
  • 5Aldred
  • 16HuntBooked at 48mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 11NaismithBooked at 45mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forWindassat 65'minutes
  • 9GrayBooked at 38mins
  • 14CarverSubstituted forMcCartanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 27Hazeldine
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,111

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

John Mullins (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Oxford United).

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Carlton Morris replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Junior Brown (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Marcus Carver.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 1. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Jakubiak replaces Brian Howard.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Piero Mingoia.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Junior Brown replaces Danny Hylton because of an injury.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Tom Newey (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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