League One
Plymouth3Oxford Utd0

Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Oxford United

Plymouth claimed a crucial win over basement rivals Oxford to move off the bottom of League One.

Antoni Sarcevic scored the opener and Ruben Lameiras netted either side of half-time as Argyle moved within two points of their rivals.

Sarcevic fired Argyle into a ninth-minute lead from close range after Simon Eastwood could only parry Ashley Smith-Brown's shot.

Lameiras doubled the home team's advantage in the 41st minute after an interception by Graham Carey. Carey's ball to Freddie Ladapo enabled the striker to set up Lameiras, who finished in style.

Portuguese playmaker Lameiras went solo to make it 3-0 with an even better 67th-minute finish, twisting and turning before sweeping the ball into the far corner of the net.

Carey sent Eastwood full stretch in the 42nd minute as Argyle sought to press home their first half advantage.

Oxford's best first-half chance fell to Marcus Browne in the 19th minute but he slipped as he tried to convert James Henry's cross from the right.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Canavan
  • 3SawyerBooked at 81mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Fox
  • 10CareyBooked at 78minsSubstituted forWyldeat 89'minutes
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 33mins
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forJephcottat 90+2'minutes
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 20Wylde
  • 22Moore
  • 25Wootton
  • 31Cooper
  • 35Jephcott
  • 42Purrington

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 5NelsonBooked at 33mins
  • 4DickieBooked at 59mins
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forMousinhoat 45'minutes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 54mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 16Whyte
  • 19Mackie
  • 10Browne

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 15Mousinho
  • 22Raglan
  • 27Stevens
  • 30Little
  • 43Lopes
  • 44Spasov
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
10,223

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Oxford United 0.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Jephcott replaces Ruben Lameiras.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Graham Carey.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Booking

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Oxford United 0. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth26176346242257
2Luton26157449242552
3Sunderland24148245232250
4Barnsley25137540221846
5Charlton26144842301246
6Doncaster26136747321545
7Peterborough26128645331244
8Coventry26115102829-138
9Southend26112133231135
10Blackpool259882625135
11Fleetwood2697103530534
12Accrington259792735-834
13Burton2595113033-332
14Wycombe2688103438-432
15Walsall2688102841-1332
16Shrewsbury2679102932-330
17Rochdale2686123352-1930
18Gillingham2684143643-728
19Bristol Rovers2676132529-427
20Bradford2683153140-927
21Scunthorpe2676133251-1927
22Oxford Utd2668123141-1026
23Plymouth2666143147-1624
24Wimbledon2664162037-1722
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