League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United3AccringtonAccrington Stanley1
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Carlton Morris replaces Tyrone Barnett.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Marcus Carver.

  20. Post update

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