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Rochdale 0-4 Oxford United

Oxford United ended Rochdale's run of 10 straight league wins at home with an emphatic 4-0 victory.

Oxford took the lead after 18 minutes, with Marvin Johnson's shot from the left-hand side of the box taking a slight deflection on its way post Rochdale goalkeeper Conrad Logan.

The visitors doubled their lead on 29 minutes when Johnson turned provider, superbly backheeling the ball into the path of Rob Hall, who tapped in from close range.

Rochdale were lively at the start of the second half with Ian Henderson threatening, but they were then forced to defend once again when Jimmy McNulty's attempted backpass bobbled over the foot of Logan and behind.

Oxford took full advantage of the gifted opportunity, as the resulting corner from Hall was turned home by Ryan Taylor on 53 minutes.

Logan's afternoon was soon made worse when his poor free-kick went straight to Ryan Ledson, who lobbed into an empty net from around 40 yards out to grab Oxford's final goal on 73 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNultySubstituted forCanavanat 63'minutes
  • 3Tanser
  • 24Allen
  • 27CannonSubstituted forVincentiat 45'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forOwusuat 45'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Canavan
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermott
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 26Owusu
  • 28Morley

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Nelson
  • 3Skarz
  • 19HallSubstituted forSercombeat 74'minutes
  • 23Ledson
  • 4LundstramSubstituted forRothwellat 82'minutes
  • 28Johnson
  • 10Maguire
  • 20TaylorBooked at 12minsSubstituted forHemmingsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Sercombe
  • 11MacDonald
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stephens
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,246

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oxford United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oxford United 4.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces John Lundstram.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Sercombe replaces Robert Hall.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Oxford United 4. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Niall Canavan replaces Jimmy McNulty because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Oxford United 3. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Oxford United 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd28176553322157
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Fleetwood27137740291146
5Bradford281113434231146
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend2711973934542
8Peterborough2611874031941
9Millwall2711794240240
10Bristol Rovers28116114750-339
11Wimbledon2791083833537
12Oxford Utd27107103430437
13Walsall2791083335-237
14Charlton2681263326736
15Port Vale2688102939-1032
16MK Dons2687113437-331
17Gillingham2787123443-931
18Northampton2886143948-930
19Swindon2878132741-1429
20Shrewsbury2877142740-1328
21Bury2875164355-1226
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham26410121328-1522
24Coventry2749142339-1621
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