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Oxford United 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Defender Michael Nottingham produced a great finish 20 minutes from time to earn Accrington a 2-1 triumph at Oxford.

Nottingham controlled a clearance with a fine first touch then hammered in a half-volley from 10 yards to bring Stanley a vital win for their faint hopes of reaching the play-offs, and all but ending Oxford's.

Accrington thought they should have had a goal when Dion Charles looked to have stabbed the ball over the line at a corner, but it was not given.

However, John Coleman's men went in front from their next attack, on 16 minutes, when on-loan QPR forward Paul Smyth fired high into the net from 15 yards.

Oxford equalised nine minutes later with Elliot Lee slotting home from Matt Taylor's pass.

Jack Stevens' smart double save kept the U's level as he turned Sean McConville's free-kick onto a post then smartly saved a follow-up shot.

At the other end Toby Savin saved well from Lee and Olamide Shodipo before Nottingham popped up with the winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stevens
  • 12LongSubstituted forFordeat 81'minutes
  • 5Moore
  • 22Atkinson
  • 20Hanson
  • 17HenrySubstituted forWinnallat 68'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 27LeeBooked at 54mins
  • 25ShodipoSubstituted forAgyeiat 81'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 88mins
  • 30Barker

Substitutes

  • 1Eastwood
  • 4McNally
  • 11Winnall
  • 14Forde
  • 19Agyei
  • 24Grayson
  • 28Kelly

Accrington

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 40Savin
  • 18RodgersBooked at 87mins
  • 2Nottingham
  • 4Burgess
  • 12Maguire
  • 28Conneely
  • 6ButcherBooked at 58mins
  • 11McConville
  • 7SmythSubstituted forPhillipsat 90+3'minutes
  • 19Bishop
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 21Perritt
  • 24Sama
  • 26Mansell
  • 30Isherwood
  • 36Phillips
  • 37Morgan
Referee:
Ollie Yates

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

    Toby Savin (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Adam Phillips replaces Paul Smyth because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

  7. Post update

    Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Accrington Stanley. Toby Savin tries a through ball, but Colby Bishop is caught offside.

  11. Booking

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  13. Booking

    Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Brandon Barker (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

  19. Post update

    Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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