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Oxford United 4-2 Rochdale

Marcus Browne struck twice as Oxford beat Rochdale at the Kassam Stadium.

Two goals in three minutes in the first half put the U's in control. Jamie Mackie turned the ball home after Josh Lillis could only parry Rob Dickie's header from Cameron Brannagan's corner.

Three minutes later the lively Browne raced down the left and cut the ball back for James Henry to fire in first time.

Ian Henderson pulled one back in the 30th minute, with his 13th goal of the season, when Simon Eastwood failed to hold Callum Camps' free kick.

However, Browne made it 3-1, hammering in James Hanson's right-wing cross from close range.

Camps struck a second for Dale in the 70th minute with a 25-yard effort that slipped under Eastwood's body.

But Eastwood produced a great one-handed save from Henderson in the closing stages and Browne made it 4-2 with a delightful chip from Brannagan's pass - and then went close to bagging a hat-trick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Mousinho
  • 8Brannagan
  • 16Whyte
  • 17HenrySubstituted forLongat 87'minutes
  • 10BrowneBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGarbuttat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Mackie

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 22Raglan
  • 23Long
  • 41Mitchell
  • 45Bradbury

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 12RandallBooked at 36minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 40'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 4McNultyBooked at 48mins
  • 5Delaney
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 90mins
  • 21HartSubstituted forDoneat 73'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 10Camps
  • 25Adshead
  • 40Henderson
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 39minsSubstituted forAndrewat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Dooley
  • 8Williams
  • 9Andrew
  • 16Done
  • 17Perkins
  • 24Norman
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
5,204

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 4, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 4, Rochdale 2.

Simon Eastwood (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Adshead (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Luke Garbutt replaces Marcus Browne.

Booking

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Long replaces James Henry.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ian Henderson (Rochdale) because of an injury.

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 4, Rochdale 2. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Sam Hart.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Rochdale 2. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hart (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jamie Hanson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Camps.

Attempt blocked. John Mousinho (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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6Charlton1910453122934
7Doncaster209563026432
8Blackpool198742318531
9Coventry208572123-229
10Wycombe207762928128
11Accrington207762224-228
12Fleetwood207672821727
13Walsall207672128-727
14Southend2082102526-126
15Shrewsbury206682325-224
16Burton197392427-324
17Rochdale206592738-1123
18Gillingham2063112934-521
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20Scunthorpe205692942-1321
21Bristol Rovers2045111721-417
22Plymouth2044122137-1616
23Wimbledon2042141430-1614
24Bradford2042141536-2114
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