League Two
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Northampton Town 1-0 Oxford United

Northampton claimed a hard-fought victory over Oxford despite playing the entire second half with 10 men.

Nicky Adams' pinpoint cross found Sam Hoskins, whose bullet header gave the home side the lead.

Jason Taylor was dismissed for an off-the-ball foul on Callum O'Dowda but Danny Hylton's resulting penalty was saved by Adam Smith.

Despite having the man advantage, Oxford could not muster any real chances as Northampton saw out the win.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Oxford

"It's been a bit of a hectic week but I think everybody has gone about it in the right way and the club today came together as one.

"It was an outstanding effort from the players, they kept their shape really well and the fans were outstanding.

"I can see why the referee sent Jason Taylor off but the work rate from the team was excellent."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24Furlong
  • 6Cresswell
  • 25Brisley
  • 16Buchanan
  • 4TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 8ByromSubstituted forCorryat 69'minutes
  • 7D'AthBooked at 84mins
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forPotterat 77'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 12Lelan
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 26Clarke

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 28mins
  • 6Wright
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forGeorgeat 89'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 7Rose
  • 18LundstramBooked at 24mins
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHobanat 72'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 69mins
  • 20Taylor

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 26Cundy
  • 27George
  • 31Roberts
  • 32Hawtin
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
4,838

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Adriel Jared George replaces Joe Skarz.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Booking

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Pat Hoban.

Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Sam Hoskins.

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Pat Hoban replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Corry replaces Joel Byrom.

Booking

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

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

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

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient7511148616
2Plymouth7502136715
3Portsmouth7430136715
4Wycombe7421104614
5Morecambe74121410413
6Exeter7412118313
7Mansfield7331115612
8Oxford Utd7331106412
9Carlisle73311515012
10Accrington724154110
11Northampton731377010
12Cambridge72321112-19
13Wimbledon723289-19
14Hartlepool730489-19
15Bristol Rovers730456-19
16Stevenage7232911-29
17York722389-18
18Notts County6213812-47
19Crawley613257-26
20Luton71241113-25
21Dag & Red7124713-65
22Yeovil7115814-64
23Barnet7115613-74
24Newport7016515-101
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