Match ends, Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 0.
Oxford United put doubts over the future of head coach Karl Robinson behind them as they eased past Accrington 3-0 to move within a point of the League One play-off places.
The U's have turned down an approach from third-tier rivals Blackpool to speak to Robinson about their vacant manager's job.
Stanley had won on their previous two visits to the Kassam Stadium but United sent them packing this time with a confident display, closing the gap on the League One play-off pack.
James Henry gave the hosts the lead, shooting into the bottom corner from Marcus Browne's left-wing cross in the 13th minute - his 13th goal of the season.
Matty Taylor turned the ball in at the far post five minutes into the second half when Cameron Brannagan picked him out with a chipped centre from the left.
And in-form Taylor bagged his 15th of the campaign, and his sixth goal in the last five games, by heading in Henry's perfect cross on 72 minutes.
Oxford were dominant but Accrington had their chances - Simon Eastwood saved from Jordan Clark's header after half an hour, with Joey Pritchard's follow-up drive then blocked on the line by George Thorne.
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- 22ThorneSubstituted forSykesat 63'minutes
- 17HenrySubstituted forMackieat 89'minutes
- 30BrowneSubstituted forAgyeiat 78'minutes
- 13Stevens I
- 2JohnsonBooked at 77mins
- 34AleseSubstituted forRodgersat 87'minutes
- 8FinleyBooked at 71mins
- 32CharlesSubstituted forAshley-Sealat 67'minutes
- 19BishopSubstituted forZanzalaat 78'minutes
- David Rock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Accrington Stanley 0.
Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).
Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.
Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.
Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).
Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces James Henry.
Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).
Benny Ashley-Seal (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Harvey Rodgers replaces Ajibola Alese.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).
Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.
Hand ball by James Henry (Oxford United).
Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Benny Ashley-Seal.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.
Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Marcus Browne.