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Oxford United 5-0 AFC Wimbledon

Nathan Holland and Matty Taylor both scored twice as Oxford got their League One promotion bid back on track with a 5-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

On-loan West Ham winger Holland and striker Taylor scored in quick succession in the first half to set up what was only Oxford's second league win since December.

It moved the U's to within five points of the play-off places.

Taylor was twice denied by goalkeeper Joe Day before he turned in James Henry's right-wing cross after 32 minutes.

Two minutes later, after a forceful run by Mark Sykes, the impressive Holland made it two with a 20-yard drive.

Henry chipped over the keeper five minutes into the second half after Marcus Browne played him through.

Holland added his second of the night with a low finish after 55 minutes, and Taylor claimed his 13th of the season with a volley in stoppage time.

Browne also smashed a 20-yard drive against the bar.

Dons' best early chance came when Simon Eastwood saved Joe Pigott's effort with his legs.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Eastwood
  • 14Forde
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Moore
  • 3Ruffels
  • 18SykesSubstituted forAgyeiat 72'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 30BrowneSubstituted forThorneat 65'minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 9Taylor
  • 27HollandSubstituted forMackieat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens I
  • 19Mackie
  • 20Hanson
  • 22Thorne
  • 23Agyei
  • 49Spasov

Wimbledon

Formation 5-4-1

  • 21Day
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6Thomas
  • 26Bech Sørensen
  • 18Guinness-WalkerBooked at 72mins
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forAppiahat 56'minutes
  • 23SandersSubstituted forWagstaffat 56'minutes
  • 8Hartigan
  • 17Lamy
  • 39PigottSubstituted forRoscrowat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Trott
  • 4McDonald
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9Appiah
  • 10Roscrow
  • 12Rudoni
  • 37Osew
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
6,155

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Anthony Hartigan.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Day.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Roscrow with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adam Roscrow replaces Joe Pigott.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Julien Lamy (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Hartigan.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

  20. Post update

    George Thorne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham31176856322457
2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Gillingham32121373930949
10Oxford Utd31139952341848
11Doncaster31139947311648
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3279163751-1430
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3237223379-4616
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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