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Oxford Utd3MK Dons1

Oxford United 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Top scorer Wes Thomas netted his first goal in six games to help Oxford to victory over MK Dons.

Thomas finished off a neat move begun by Jon Obika by turning in Gino van Kessel's pullback on 15 minutes.

It was Thomas's ninth goal of the campaign but his first since November.

Dons captain Alex Gilbey levelled 10 minutes later, heading in after George Williams flicked on Robbie Muirhead's corner.

But after Kieran Agard headed wide from another Gilbey-inspired Dons attack, and Obika struck the bar for Oxford, the home side regained the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Lee Nicholls saved Jack Payne's 20-yard drive but Thomas nicked it away and Ryan Ledson turned it across goal for Van Kessel to score.

Obika fired home from eight yards to make it 3-1 just before the hour after a superb pass from Josh Ruffels.

Oxford's left-back Ricardinho was sent off after 82 minutes for a reckless challenge on Conor McGrandles.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35Carroll
  • 30Mousinho
  • 6Martin
  • 21Ferreira da SilvaBooked at 82mins
  • 10Payne
  • 8LedsonBooked at 67mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 39van KesselSubstituted forNapaat 88'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forMehmetiat 63'minutes
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forTiendalliat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tiendalli
  • 4Williamson
  • 13Shearer
  • 17Henry
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28Mehmeti
  • 36Napa

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 11mins
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 8Cissé
  • 12Golbourne
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 86'minutes
  • 11Pawlett
  • 26Gilbey
  • 18McGrandles
  • 16MuirheadBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAnekeat 56'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNombeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wootton
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 10Aneke
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,628

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, MK Dons 1.

Attempt blocked. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

Scott Golbourne (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Malachi Napa (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Malachi Napa replaces Gino van Kessel.

Attempt saved. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Ed Upson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Dwight Tiendalli replaces Jonathan Obika.

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Dismissal

Ricardinho (Oxford United) is shown the red card.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricardinho (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (MK Dons).

Aaron Martin (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Booking

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United).

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Agon Mehmeti replaces Wes Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, MK Dons 1. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Chuks Aneke replaces Robbie Muirhead.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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