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Oxford United 2-1 Rochdale

Oxford United came from behind with two second-half penalties to beat Rochdale and secure their League One status.

The result was a big blow to fellow strugglers Dale, who slipped back into the bottom four with next weekend's home match against Charlton their last hope of beating relegation.

In the first half U's goalkeeper Simon Eastwood produced a stunning point-blank range save from Calvin Andrew's header.

Bradden Inman fired the visitors in front after 59 minutes with a low shot from 16 yards after cutting inside a defender.

Oxford equalised three minutes later from the penalty spot after Joe Rothwell drove into the box and was brought down by Callum Camps.

Skipper John Mousinho hammered the spot-kick high into the net for his first goal for the club.

With six minutes to go Camps was again guilty of a mistimed tackle, tripping substituting Rob Hall inside the area.

This time Todd Kane took the penalty and sent Josh Lillis the wrong way as he fired into the bottom-right corner to send Oxford eight points above the drop zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 19Kane
  • 16Dickie
  • 30Mousinho
  • 14Ruffels
  • 11Brannagan
  • 8LedsonBooked at 81mins
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forFerreira da Silvaat 89'minutes
  • 27MowattSubstituted forHallat 61'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 20Obika
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forNapaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 6Martin
  • 7Hall
  • 13Shearer
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 35Carroll
  • 36Napa

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 21DelaneyBooked at 80mins
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forGillamat 55'minutes
  • 10CampsBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes
  • 14RathboneBooked at 81mins
  • 9Andrew
  • 17InmanSubstituted forDobreat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 12Wiseman
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 31Hart
  • 33Dobre
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,375

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Rochdale 1.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ricardinho replaces Joe Rothwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre replaces Bradden Inman.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Callum Camps.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Rochdale 1. Todd Kane (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Oxford United. Robert Hall draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Callum Camps (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Oliver Rathbone.

Booking

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Booking

Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

Booking

Robert Hall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Malachi Napa replaces Wes Thomas.

Hand ball by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Foul by Matthew Gillam (Rochdale).

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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