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Oxford United 0-1 Southend United

Southend United ended a run of four straight away league defeats with victory over Oxford United thanks to Michael Kightly's late winner.

On his return to the team, Kightly rose to head in striker Theo Robinson's cross in the 79th minute.

It was only Oxford's second defeat in 17 games in front of nearly 9,000, their biggest league gate of the season.

The hard-working Blues closed down well and restricted the home team to few clear-cut scoring opportunities.

Jamie Mackie had a goal disallowed for the U's in the first half, the striker straying offside before turning in Gavin Whyte's cross.

Southend had a near-miss when Robinson stretched but was just unable to turn in Simon Cox's chipped cross over the goalkeeper.

Oxford centre-half Curtis Nelson volleyed Cameron Brannagan's free kick across the face of the goal and wide.

In the second half, James Henry narrowly missed turning in Whyte's low cross from the right and went close with a fizzing 20-yard drive.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 4DickieBooked at 45mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 16Whyte
  • 17Henry
  • 10BrowneSubstituted forLittleat 71'minutes
  • 19MackieBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 22Raglan
  • 23Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 30Little
  • 41Mitchell

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 73mins
  • 6Turner
  • 23Moore
  • 32Hendrie
  • 7KightlySubstituted forWhiteat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 18Mantom
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forHyamat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10CoxBooked at 90minsSubstituted forCliffordat 90+6'minutes
  • 31Robinson

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 22Smith
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 37Clifford
  • 48White
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
8,978

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Southend United 1.

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Tom Clifford replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Michael Kightly.

Booking

Luke Hyam (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Southend United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Booking

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Hyam.

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

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Smith replaces John Mousinho.

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Southend United 1. Michael Kightly (Southend United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Theo Robinson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke Hyam replaces Dru Yearwood because of an injury.

Delay in match Dru Yearwood (Southend United) because of an injury.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Armani Little (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Armani Little replaces Marcus Browne.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).

Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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