Goals from James Constable and Danny Rose earned Oxford victory against Northampton and moved them up to third in League Two.

It was the visitors who had the first chance of the game when Kevin Amankwaah steered just wide with his right foot.

Constable put the hosts in front with a low drilled effort and moments later he was clipped in the box which allowed Rose to convert the resulting penalty.

Constable almost got a second but his side-footed effort drifted wide.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 19 Mullins
  • 04 Raynes
  • 06 Wright
  • 17 Rose Booked
  • 16 Whing
  • 09 Constable
  • 08 Kitson
  • 07 Rigg (Williams - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Smalley
  • 14 Hall
  • 15 Williams
  • 18 Davies
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 34 Bevans
  • 37 Ruffles

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 Amankwaah
  • 06 Collins Booked (Toney - 45' )
  • 12 Tozer Booked
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 18 Reid
  • 29 Dallas
  • 17 Deegan
  • 10 O'Donovan (Hooper - 68' )
  • 04 Carter Booked
  • 08 Morris (Emerton - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 16 Hooper
  • 19 Emerton
  • 21 McNamara
  • 22 Dias
  • 24 Toney
  • 26 Harriott
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 6,177

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

4 0

Corners

2 7

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oxford United 2, Northampton Town 0.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Northampton Town 0.

90:00 +1:34

Attempt missed. Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +1:00

Danny Emerton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

89:32

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

88:30 Booking

Booking Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

88:23

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:19

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton Town).

83:05

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

83:05

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:27

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:27

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

80:20

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:32

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:32

Foul by Danny Emerton (Northampton Town).

78:32 Booking

Booking Danny Rose (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

78:14

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

78:14

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Williams replaces Sean Rigg.

75:04

Attempt blocked. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Danny Emerton replaces Ian Morris.

69:07

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

68:23

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

68:23

Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. JJ Hooper replaces Roy O'Donovan.

64:23 Booking

Booking Darren Carter (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

64:05

David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:05

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

61:31

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:31

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

61:04

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:04

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

55:30

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Newey.

54:00

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:57

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

53:27

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:27

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

52:46

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

52:46

Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:55

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Andrew Whing.

51:26

Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:39

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

48:23

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

48:23

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:26

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

45:26

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Oxford United 2, Northampton Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Lee Collins.

45:00 +2:54 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oxford United 2, Northampton Town 0.

45:00 +2:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 2, Northampton Town 0. Danny Rose (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:00 +1:23

Penalty Oxford United. James Constable draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +1:23

Penalty conceded by Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

44:44

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

44:44

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 0. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dave Kitson.

43:11

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:11

Foul by Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town).

40:00

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:58

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

37:55

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

37:06

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:06

Foul by Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town).

33:40 Booking

Booking Lee Collins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

33:16

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:16

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

32:25

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:25

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

31:52

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Andrew Whing.

31:04

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:50

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:27

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

29:00

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:52

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

26:46

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25:19

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

25:19

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:00

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sean Rigg.

20:25

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

20:25

Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:17

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:17

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

15:47

Attempt missed. Roy O'Donovan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

15:12

Attempt saved. Andrew Whing (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

14:35

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

12:01

Attempt missed. Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:14

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

9:14

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:11

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:11

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

2:03

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

1:26

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

0:18

Hand ball by James Constable (Oxford United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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