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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Oxford United

Mark Sykes' 61st-minute winner helped in-form Oxford United beat AFC Wimbledon to move second in League One.

Wimbledon started brightly, having a Joe Pigott goal ruled out for offside in the 16th minute.

But Oxford took the lead 10 minutes later when Sam Long's cross hit Wimbledon midfielder Shane McLoughlin to find the net.

Pigott then got his goal a minute after the restart when he volleyed Luke O'Neill's cross home.

But in the 61st minute the visitors regained the lead when Sykes made a sublime run before slotting home when one-on-one with Wimbledon goalkeeper Nathan Trott.

Oxford then had a goal disallowed after the referee decided Trott was pushed over his own line.

But Sykes' winner ended the hosts' unbeaten home run, dating back to 21 September.

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Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forDelaneyat 72'minutes
  • 4McDonald
  • 19McLoughlinSubstituted forWoodat 88'minutes
  • 12RudoniBooked at 84mins
  • 23Sanders
  • 33Reilly
  • 18Guinness-WalkerBooked at 45mins
  • 15Forss
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 11Pinnock
  • 21Delaney
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 32Biler
  • 37Osew

Oxford Utd

  • 26Archer
  • 12Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Moore
  • 3Ruffels
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 7minsSubstituted forMousinhoat 86'minutes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 18Sykes
  • 7HallSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 58'minutes
  • 16Baptiste
  • 19MackieSubstituted forTaylorat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cadden
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 13Stevens
  • 15Mousinho
  • 17Henry
  • 23Agyei
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
4,763

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away20
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Mackie.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Sam Long.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Wood (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tommy Wood replaces Shane McLoughlin.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

Attempt blocked. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Sykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. John Mousinho replaces Cameron Brannagan.

Booking

Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon).

Hand ball by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Marcus Forss tries a through ball, but Marcus Forss is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Attempt saved. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Long.

Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ryan Delaney replaces Terell Thomas because of an injury.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Nathan Trott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Elliott Moore (Oxford United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Trott.

Attempt saved. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alex Rodriguez.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Max Sanders with a cross following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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