Bradford claimed their first away league win of the season with victory at struggling Oxford, who fell to a fifth successive defeat.

Andrew Davies headed a powerful opener from Gary Jones' corner and another Jones corner led to Nahki Wells flicking the ball in from close range.

Peter Leven went close in reply, forcing a fine low save from Jon McLaughlin with a 20-yard free-kick.

But Oxford were unable to prevent their worst run under manager Chris Wilder.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"We gave ourselves a platform at half-time, I didn't think it was a fantastic performance but it was one after recent results that we could look to kick on.

"Goals change games and we've conceded two from set pieces that we could have done better with. From then on in it was always going to be a struggle. We were lacking confidence and options in a lot of areas.

"It's a tough gig at the moment, I'm trying to get through it and we are trying to stick together and stay strong."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 02 Batt
  • 04 Raynes
  • 06 Wright
  • 17 Capaldi
  • 23 O'Brien (Leven - 62' )
  • 08 Heslop (Rigg - 62' )
  • 19 Cox Booked
  • 09 Constable Booked
  • 15 Potter
  • 29 Craddock

Substitutes

  • 21 Brown
  • 22 Worley
  • 24 Boateng
  • 14 Rigg
  • 20 Leven
  • 10 Smalley
  • 28 Marsh

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 Davies
  • 06 Oliver
  • 23 McArdle
  • 07 Reid (Hines - 82' )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones
  • 24 Doyle
  • 09 Hanson Booked
  • 21 Wells (Thompson - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 16 McHugh
  • 04 Ravenhill
  • 11 Thompson
  • 17 Connell
  • 20 Hines
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 6,032

Match Stats

Shots

5 14

On target

1 6

Corners

2 7

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:04

Gary Jones decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +0:12

Garry Thompson challenges Jake Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

89:12

Tom Craddock has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

87:23

The offside flag is raised against Tom Craddock. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

86:05

James Meredith crosses the ball, James Hanson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

80:50

Shot from just outside the area by Peter Leven goes over the bar.

80:50 Substitution

Substitution Zavon Hines replaces Kyel Reid.

80:50

Foul by Rory McArdle on Sean Rigg, free kick awarded.

79:31

The official flags Garry Thompson offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

78:26

Tom Craddock is penalised for a handball. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

75:32

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke. Shot on goal by Gary Jones from just inside the area goes over the target.

74:03

Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

74:03 Booking

Booking James Constable goes into the referee's book.

73:53

James Constable challenges Luke Oliver unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:13

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Luke Oliver.

72:24

Nathan Doyle has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

69:18 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells goes off and Garry Thompson comes on.

67:49

Andrew Davies provided the assist for the goal.

67:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Oxford 0 - 2 Bradford Nahki Wells finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 0-2 Bradford.

66:53

Gary Jones takes a inswinging corner to the near post,

65:29

Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cox. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.

64:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hanson on Michael Raynes. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

62:02

Foul by James Hanson on Lee Cox, free kick awarded. Peter Leven takes the free kick. A cross is delivered by Tony Capaldi, James Meredith manages to make a clearance.

61:00 Substitution

Substitution Sean Rigg is brought on as a substitute for Simon Heslop.

61:00 Substitution

Substitution Luke O'Brien leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Leven.

58:15

Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

58:15 Booking

Booking The referee books Lee Cox for unsporting behaviour.

58:08

Lee Cox concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid.

54:14

Kyel Reid produces a cross, Will Atkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Jake Wright.

52:00

Assist on the goal came from Gary Jones.

52:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Davies - Oxford 0 - 1 Bradford Andrew Davies scores a headed goal from close in. Oxford Utd 0-1 Bradford.

50:09

Corner taken by Gary Jones, clearance by Lee Cox. Kyel Reid takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save. Gary Jones takes a inswinging corner to the near post,

47:26

Damian Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on James Meredith. Shot on goal comes in from Gary Jones from the free kick, save made by Ryan Clarke.

46:12

Damian Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on James Meredith. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Jones.

45:21

Nahki Wells is ruled offside. Michael Raynes restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:42

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows James Hanson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:15

Foul by James Hanson on Michael Raynes, free kick awarded.

45:00 +0:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Luke Oliver. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

44:01

Centre by Kyel Reid, Will Atkinson takes a shot. Clearance by Jake Wright.

43:37

The offside flag is raised against James Constable. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

39:52

Tom Craddock challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

39:11

Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

38:57

The official flags James Constable offside. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

37:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nahki Wells. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

36:40

Centre by Kyel Reid, Close range headed effort by James Hanson misses to the right of the target.

33:09

Simon Heslop produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

29:10

James Constable fouled by Luke Oliver, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Tom Craddock from the free kick.

26:00

Shot from outside the area by Tony Capaldi misses to the left of the goal.

24:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyel Reid on Luke O'Brien. Tony Capaldi restarts play with the free kick.

21:46

The ball is delivered by Tom Craddock, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.

21:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Nahki Wells. Luke O'Brien takes the free kick.

17:48

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones played to the near post, save made by Ryan Clarke. Kyel Reid takes a shot. Clearance by Jake Wright. Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

16:16

The ball is swung over by Simon Heslop, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

14:53

Long range shot from Kyel Reid misses to the left of the target.

13:21

Damian Batt crosses the ball.

12:34

Lee Cox fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Wright.

10:56

Corner taken by Simon Heslop from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

9:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Nahki Wells. Andrew Davies takes the indirect free kick.

7:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Kyel Reid. Damian Batt restarts play with the free kick.

3:49

Luke Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on James Constable. Tony Capaldi restarts play with the free kick.

1:51

Inswinging corner taken by James Hanson, clearance by Damian Batt.

0:50

Foul by Michael Raynes on James Hanson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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