Lee Johnson began his managerial career with a victory as his Oldham Athletic side beat Hartlepool United to move out of the League One relegation zone.

Johnson, 31, became the youngest boss in the Football League when he took charge of the Latics on Monday.

Robbie Simpson put the hosts ahead, heading home Jose Baxter's cross, before Jean Yves Mvoto nodded in from another Baxter delivery to make it 2-0.

Youngest managers in England

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson

31 - Lee Johnson (Oldham)

32 - Karl Robinson (MK Dons - pictured)

33 - Leam Richardson (Accrington)

35 - Eddie Howe (Bournemouth), Andre Villas-Boas (Tottenham)

36 - Jim Bentley (Morecambe)

Baxter got the third with a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area.

The Latics had been without a permanent boss since Paul Dickov quit on 3 February and Johnson guided his team to their first win in four games.

Oldham had failed to score in their previous three matches and Baxter, who missed a penalty in his side's 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday, played a key part in all three goals.

His left-wing cross was headed in by Simpson from inside the six-yard area in the 17th minute, before Mvoto scored a similar goal 10 minutes later.

Baxter made the game safe when he made it 3-0, firing in a low half-volley after good work from Lee Croft.

Hartlepool's Steve Howard and Antony Sweeney missed headers as Pools failed to find the net for the fifth successive game.

The result takes the Latics up to 20th, one point and one place above Scunthorpe in 21st position, while Hartlepool, without a win in five matches, fall to 23rd and are seven points behind Oldham.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I couldn't have asked for more. I'm really pleased and so proud of the lads.

"I've been really backed and I know it's early days but I feel as though they've bought into me straight away and that's a nice feeling.

"Of course you're a bit nervous going into your first job. I'm just trying to bring out the best in each player.

"It's one game so it means nothing, but we've given ourselves a chance with the application we've shown."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 07 Croft (Millar - 71' )
  • 23 K Smith
  • 10 Simpson (Obita - 79' )
  • 18 Barnard (Iwelumo - 83' )
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 16 Byrne
  • 15 Obita
  • 29 Mellor
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 11 Montano
  • 21 Millar

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton
  • 14 Luscombe (James - 52' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 10 Poole (Monkhouse - 27' )
  • 39 Howard

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 17 Rutherford
  • 28 Hawkins
  • 33 James
  • 36 Wyke
Ref: Langford
Att: 3,269

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

9 5

Corners

3 8

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:47 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +1:35

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jose Baxter goes wide left of the target.

90:00 +0:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Jean Yves Mvoto. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

89:56

Corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter from the left by-line, Scott Flinders makes a save. Kirk Millar takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

89:41

The ball is sent over by Jordan Obita, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

86:49

Steve Howard is ruled offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

86:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Franks by Jonathan Grounds. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

85:35

Foul by Steve Howard on James Tarkowski, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Tarkowski.

82:09

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Evan Horwood.

82:09 Substitution

Substitution Chris Iwelumo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Barnard.

79:30

Lee Barnard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Hartley. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

78:53 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Obita on for Robbie Simpson.

76:52

Luke James takes a shot. Blocked by James Tarkowski.

74:44

James Tarkowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke James. Simon Walton produces a cross, Header from close in by Sam Collins misses to the right of the goal.

72:53

Foul by Sam Collins on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Jose Baxter crosses the ball, Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

71:54

Kirk Millar is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

71:12

The ball is crossed by Luke James, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

70:23 Substitution

Substitution Kirk Millar on for Lee Croft.

68:57

Assist on the goal came from Lee Croft.

68:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Baxter - Oldham 3 - 0 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Jose Baxter from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oldham 3-0 Hartlepool.

67:36

Evan Horwood crosses the ball, clearance by Jonathan Grounds. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line, Antony Sweeney produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

65:58

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Peter Hartley gets a block in.

63:49

Shot by Andy Monkhouse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

60:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke James. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

56:41

James Wesolowski delivers the ball.

56:09

Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds.

55:43

Robbie Simpson challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

55:17

Luke James is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

51:26 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Luscombe leaves the field to be replaced by Luke James.

48:57

Shot by Lee Barnard from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

47:42

Lee Barnard is caught offside. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

46:25

Andy Monkhouse handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

46:03

James Tarkowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

45:35

Effort from long range by Lee Croft goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:39

Foul by Evan Horwood on Connor Brown, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

44:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Evan Horwood, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

43:52

Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Connor Brown results in a free kick. Simon Walton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lee Barnard makes a clearance.

42:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Howard. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

41:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Austin on Robbie Simpson. Jose Baxter crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Flinders makes a save.

40:00

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

39:08

Foul by Jonathan Grounds on Antony Sweeney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

36:15

Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

35:17

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.

32:32

Handball by Steve Howard. James Tarkowski takes the free kick.

32:24

Centre by Lee Croft, clearance by Neil Austin.

30:40

Jonathan Franks takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Korey Smith.

29:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wesolowski on Steve Howard. Simon Walton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

28:23

Jonathan Franks is ruled offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

27:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Andy Monkhouse. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

26:55

Assist by Jose Baxter.

26:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean Yves Mvoto - Oldham 2 - 0 Hartlepool Jean Yves Mvoto scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Oldham 2-0 Hartlepool.

26:48

Jose Baxter delivers the ball,

26:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter played to the near post, clearance made by Simon Walton.

26:04 Substitution

Substitution James Poole goes off and Andy Monkhouse comes on.

23:11

Unfair challenge on James Poole by Lee Croft results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Evan Horwood from left channel, save by Dean Bouzanis.

22:49

Centre by Korey Smith.

22:31

Lee Croft takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

21:15

Foul by Antony Sweeney on James Wesolowski, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

20:07

Evan Horwood takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Connor Brown.

18:54

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Grounds from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

18:45

Robbie Simpson produces a cross, clearance by Sam Collins.

18:28

Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.

16:59

Assist on the goal came from Jose Baxter.

16:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Simpson - Oldham 1 - 0 Hartlepool Robbie Simpson scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Oldham 1-0 Hartlepool.

16:57

The ball is crossed by Jose Baxter,

16:23

Steve Howard challenges Connor Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

14:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wesolowski on James Poole. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

14:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Sam Collins. Sam Collins takes the direct free kick.

13:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tarkowski by Steve Howard. Free kick taken by James Tarkowski.

10:46

Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Steve Howard misses to the right of the goal.

10:25

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

8:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

8:23

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

8:14

Lee Croft crosses the ball, Sam Collins makes a clearance.

7:14

Foul by Simon Walton on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

5:08

Neil Austin sends in a cross, blocked by Jonathan Grounds. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jonathan Franks.

4:47

Unfair challenge on James Poole by Korey Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

3:43

Evan Horwood takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Peter Hartley takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

3:20

Jonathan Franks delivers the ball. Nathan Luscombe takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

2:46

Jonathan Franks takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by James Tarkowski.

2:13

Lee Barnard is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

0:49

Simon Walton crosses the ball, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Steve Howard goes wide of the right-hand post.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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