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Oxford United 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

James Henry scored twice as Oxford United eased past Doncaster to stretch their unbeaten run to eight matches.

The winger's double sandwiched a Cameron Brannagan finish for League One's form team.

The Us did all the pressing early on as Jamie Mackie saw a close-range shot saved, Henry fired wide from 20 yards and Tariqe Fosu curled a right-footed effort against the post.

Rovers almost broke the deadlock when Kieran Sadlier directed Brad Halliday's cross over the bar but in first-half stoppage time, Henry unleashed a stunning drive past Seny Dieng from 23 yards.

And a minute after the restart, Brannagan turned in Chris Cadden's pass for his seventh goal of the season.

Henry wrapped up Oxford's third successive 3-0 home league win by converting a penalty 13 minutes from time, the midfielder's eighth goal in his last nine appearances, after Tom Anderson handled Shandon Baptiste's cross.

Rob Dickie and Rob Hall also went close in a one-sided win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 75mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 6Gorrin
  • 8Brannagan
  • 18SykesSubstituted forBaptisteat 68'minutes
  • 19MackieSubstituted forAgyeiat 88'minutes
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forHallat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 16Baptiste
  • 23Agyei

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4AndersonBooked at 55mins
  • 33Daniels
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 7Sadlier
  • 26Coppinger
  • 10TaylorBooked at 30mins
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forEnnisat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 5Wright
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 27Greaves
  • 31Ennis
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,861

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Seny Timothy Dieng.

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Jamie Mackie.

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

Foul by Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. James Henry (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Booking

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

Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

Seny Timothy Dieng (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Shandon Baptiste replaces Mark Sykes.

Attempt missed. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Niall Ennis replaces Kwame Thomas.

Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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