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Bury 0-1 Oxford United

Oxford beat 10-man Bury to stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

The promotion-chasing hosts had the better of the game prior to defender Adam El-Abd seeing red for a second bookable offence in the 65th minute.

Visiting keeper Ryan Clarke had earlier saved well from Nicky Adams, Kelvin Etuhu and Danny Rose.

U's striker Danny Hylton saw a penalty saved by Nick Pope after he had been tripped in the area before Callum O'Dowda won it with five minutes to go.

The victory lifted Oxford to 18th in League Two, eight points clear of the relegation places, while Bury slipped to sixth.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Bury manager David Flitcroft on defeat by Oxford

"It would just be nice with modern technology to go in for half an hour and have a calm debate with the assessors.

"I certainly feel and the players do, that there's an injustice gone on today. The Adam El-Abd one, it is a booking - the first one's not, but the second one is.

"But the MacDonald tackle on Danny Mayor, it's potentially a reckless tackle, he's lunged, he's gone down and if that's the way you want to stop Danny Mayor, you should get punished for that and there wasn't a booking for that.

"I've seen the incidents, I go to speak to the referee after 30 minutes and to be honest, it's probably a pointless exercise because it never goes anywhere."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23RileyBooked at 65mins
  • 5El-AbdBooked at 65mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 4TutteBooked at 88mins
  • 6EtuhuSubstituted forLoweat 65'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 10MayorBooked at 48mins
  • 9RoseSubstituted forMcNultyat 66'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 37Dudley

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 77mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 13minsSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 45'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 29RoofeBooked at 45mins
  • 10HyltonBooked at 87minsSubstituted forRobertsat 90'minutes
  • 9Hoban

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 25Gnanduillet
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,645

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Oxford United 1.

Attempt missed. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Danny Hylton.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Andrew Tutte (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Booking

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 0, Oxford United 1. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Nicky Adams.

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Penalty saved! Danny Hylton (Oxford United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Nathan Cameron (Bury) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Oxford United. Danny Hylton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jimmy McNulty replaces Danny Rose.

Booking

Joe Riley (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Pat Hoban (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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