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Oxford United 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Unbeaten Oxford United made it back-to-back home wins as James Henry's 33rd-minute penalty earned a 1-0 win over Crewe in League One.

Henry converted after debutant Terell Thomas fouled Billy Bodin when he tried to reach Dan Agyei's cross.

Crewe are still looking for their first win of the league campaign but they made Oxford work hard for the points.

U's boss Karl Robinson rotated his squad, changing his entire front three despite the 2-1 win over Charlton last Saturday.

After a cagey opening, the home side began to express themselves and were rewarded by Henry's spot-kick.

Oxford's Matt Taylor was close to turning in a Bodin cross-shot, and the second half was played largely in and around Crewe's box.

Agyei used his pace to dart in between Thomas and goalkeeper Dave Richards yet directed his lob wide.

Taylor also had an effort saved, and Cameron Brannagan fired a 20-yard free kick over.

Crewe were given an opportunity to level by John Mousinho's misplaced pass, but Jack Stevens saved Callum Ainley's shot low to his right.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stevens
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forMousinhoat 55'minutes
  • 16McNally
  • 4Thorniley
  • 42Seddon
  • 17HenryBooked at 90mins
  • 6RodriguezBooked at 51mins
  • 8Brannagan
  • 23BodinSubstituted forWhyteat 76'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 27HollandSubstituted forAgyeiat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Eastwood
  • 10Sykes
  • 11Winnall
  • 15Mousinho
  • 18McGuane
  • 19Agyei
  • 21Whyte

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Richards
  • 2Ramsay
  • 6OffordBooked at 79mins
  • 5Thomas
  • 3Adebisi
  • 20LundstramBooked at 82minsSubstituted forGriffithsat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Murphy
  • 14FinneySubstituted forPorterat 77'minutes
  • 10Knight
  • 12Mandron
  • 11Ainley

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 18Griffiths
  • 21Daniels
  • 23Johnson
  • 26Robbins
  • 27Booth
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
6,757

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Booking

    Regan Griffiths (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Regan Griffiths (Crewe Alexandra).

  5. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rio Adebisi (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Offord following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Offord (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Terell Thomas.

  8. Post update

    Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke McNally (Oxford United).

  10. Booking

    James Henry (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Kayne Ramsay (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Regan Griffiths (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Rio Adebisi (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Agyei (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Regan Griffiths (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Ainley with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Regan Griffiths (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

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1Portsmouth33004049
2Burton33004139
3Wycombe32106337
4Sheff Wed32103037
5Oxford Utd32104227
6Rotherham32013126
7Accrington32014316
8Sunderland32014316
9Bolton31207615
10Wimbledon31206515
11Morecambe31114314
12MK Dons31116604
13Lincoln City31113304
14Wigan31113304
15Cheltenham311145-14
16Plymouth311123-14
17Cambridge302134-12
18Gillingham302123-12
19Ipswich301246-21
20Charlton301224-21
21Crewe301214-31
22Fleetwood300314-30
23Doncaster300315-40
24Shrewsbury300304-40
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