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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Oxford United

Wes Thomas and Chris Maguire secured Oxford a deserved win as Bolton's recent problems continued at the Macron Stadium.

The U's struck twice in the last nine minutes to register their first away win since promotion from League Two.

Bolton have now failed to score in their last four matches and have not won a game since Phil Parkinson was named manager of the month for August.

Second best for most of the afternoon, Wanderers failed to seriously test goalkeeper Simon Eastwood despite using six different strikers during the course of the game.

Oxford shaded a dull first half, with Maguire forcing Mark Howard into a scrambling save early on.

Bolton picked up briefly after the break as Charlie Raglan headed Zach Clough's cross from under his own crossbar.

But it was Oxford who made the running late on, Kane Hemmings firing at Howard, who then denied sub Alex MacDonald with another snap shot.

Thomas became the first player other than Hemmings to score away from home for the U's this season with nine minutes left.

And Maguire added insult to injury in the final minute, tapping into an empty net after Howard had palmed away Hemmings' stinging shot.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 6VelaBooked at 79mins
  • 5BeeversBooked at 35mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 24HenrySubstituted forAmeobiat 68'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 17TrotterBooked at 59mins
  • 14MadineSubstituted forProctorat 68'minutes
  • 10CloughSubstituted forAndersonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 22Ameobi
  • 23Wilson
  • 32Thorpe

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 25Raglan
  • 3Skarz
  • 28JohnsonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 45'minutes
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forThomasat 64'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4LundstramBooked at 56mins
  • 10Maguire
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 7Crowley
  • 9Thomas
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 22Long
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
14,207

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Gary Madine.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Sammy Ameobi replaces James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Keshi Anderson replaces Zach Clough.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Wes Thomas replaces Joe Rothwell.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Booking

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

John Lundstram (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alexander MacDonald replaces Marvin Johnson.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 0.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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