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Oxford United 0-2 Blackpool

Blackpool boosted their play-off hopes with a win at the Kassam Stadium to leapfrog Oxford and move 10th in League One with games in hand on all of the clubs above.

It was the Seasiders' third successive away league win and came thanks to first-half goals from Kenny Dougall and Dan Ballard.

Dougall struck after 16 minutes when he was alert in the box to turn the ball in as the U's failed to clear Luke Garbutt's corner.

Three minutes before the break they converted again at a corner, Ballard heading home from Sullay Kaikai's cross following a corner.

The impressive Kaikai went close with a 20-yard drive and a 30-yard free-kick that Jack Stevens got down on his knees to save.

Mark Sykes cleared off the line from Ballard before Blackpool went in front.

Oxford had more attacking purpose in the second half and Chris Maxwell saved from Olamide Shodipo and Dan Agyei.

But Blackpool were worthy winners and almost got a third, with Elliot Embleton's shot glancing off the crossbar.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stevens
  • 20Hanson
  • 5Moore
  • 22Atkinson
  • 3Ruffels
  • 28KellySubstituted forShodipoat 45'minutes
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forFordeat 45'minutes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 88mins
  • 10SykesSubstituted forAgyeiat 71'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forWinnallat 71'minutes
  • 30Barker

Substitutes

  • 1Eastwood
  • 7Hall
  • 11Winnall
  • 14Forde
  • 19Agyei
  • 24Grayson
  • 25Shodipo

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Maxwell
  • 20Turton
  • 26Ballard
  • 4Thorniley
  • 29GarbuttBooked at 79mins
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forLawrence-Gabrielat 70'minutes
  • 12Dougall
  • 18Ward
  • 32EmbletonSubstituted forRobsonat 81'minutes
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forMitchellat 90+2'minutes
  • 9YatesBooked at 90minsSubstituted forSimmsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 6Robson
  • 15Mitchell
  • 19Simms
  • 25Antwi
  • 28Moore
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
Peter Wright

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Blackpool 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Agyei (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

    Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Blackpool).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Ellis Simms replaces Jerry Yates.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Demetri Mitchell replaces Sullay Kaikai.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brandon Barker with a cross.

  10. Booking

    Jerry Yates (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jerry Yates (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Elliott Moore (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Oxford United. Jack Stevens tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Booking

    Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Grant Ward (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Barker (Oxford United).

  19. Post update

    Ethan Robson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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