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Oxford United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Former Plymouth players Jamie Mackie and Curtis Nelson struck as Oxford claimed victory in the bottom-of-the-table encounter at the Kassam Stadium.

The U's leapfrogged Argyle, who are now bottom of League Two, as they ended a run of eight games without a win.

Mackie took advantage of an error from centre-half Ryan Edwards to fire home in the fourth minute.

Argyle came close to levelling when Graham Carey curled an effort wide from Rob Dickie's panicked clearance.

Just before the break, Dickie directed a diving header from Tony McMahon's free-kick straight into the goalkeeper's arms.

The quality of Marcus Browne often gave the home side an edge, and the on-loan West Ham player nearly doubled the lead when shooting wide after his free-kick was charged down.

Nelson wrapped up victory in the 74th minute with a close-range finish from Mackie's cutback.

Plymouth's miserable afternoon was complete when Yann Songo'o received a red card for a second bookable offence 10 minutes from time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 29McMahon
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 30minsSubstituted forCarruthersat 87'minutes
  • 15Mousinho
  • 10BrowneSubstituted forBaptisteat 63'minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 12Holmes
  • 19MackieBooked at 79minsSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hanson
  • 9Smith
  • 11Carruthers
  • 20Obika
  • 23Long
  • 26Baptiste
  • 41Mitchell

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 5EdwardsSubstituted forGrantat 75'minutes
  • 24Grant
  • 23Smith-BrownBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWyldeat 69'minutes
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 81mins
  • 8Fox
  • 10Carey
  • 13O'KeefeBooked at 80mins
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forCanavanat 83'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 6Ness
  • 14Canavan
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 29Fletcher
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,332

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Samir Carruthers (Oxford United).

Tafari Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Samir Carruthers (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tafari Moore (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Smith replaces Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Samir Carruthers replaces Cameron Brannagan.

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ricky Holmes (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Niall Canavan replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) for a bad foul.

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Ryan Edwards.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Ashley Smith-Brown.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth1393123111230
2Peterborough1383230191127
3Barnsley127412691725
4Doncaster137332116524
5Sunderland1265124131123
6Accrington136521713423
7Walsall126421512322
8Fleetwood135532112920
9Southend136251716120
10Luton135441918119
11Charlton125341918118
12Coventry135351113-218
13Scunthorpe134542026-617
14Blackpool11371129316
15Burton124261315-214
16Rochdale133461928-913
17Shrewsbury132651113-212
18Wycombe132651419-512
19Gillingham123271522-711
20Wimbledon133281018-811
21Bristol Rovers13247913-410
22Bradford133191020-1010
23Oxford Utd132381323-109
24Plymouth13148922-137
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