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Hartlepool United 0-1 Oxford United

Substitute Danny Hylton grabbed the winner as Oxford United beat Hartlepool and go top of League Two.

Hartlepool midfielder Jake Gray hit the bar from 20 yards and was also involved in a penalty claim after a push by Johnny Mullins.

John Lundstram had a chance saved for the U's by Trevor Carson before Mikael Mandon nearly put the home side ahead.

Oxford scored from a counter-attack as Alex MacDonald crossed perfectly for Hylton to finish.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 21Duckworth
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3Carroll
  • 2MagnaySubstituted forWalkerat 61'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 30GraySubstituted forOyenugaat 74'minutes
  • 15OatesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBinghamat 75'minutes
  • 32Mandron
  • 33Naismith

Substitutes

  • 5Harrison
  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Fenwick
  • 20Jones

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRoseat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 18Lundstram
  • 4Roofe
  • 9HobanSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 83'minutes
  • 28MaguireSubstituted forHyltonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Rose
  • 10Hylton
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 22Long
  • 36Evans
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,622

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Oxford United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Rose replaces Alexander MacDonald because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Pat Hoban.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Back pass by Benji Büchel (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Jake Gray.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by John Lundstram.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Oxford United 1. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt blocked. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Gray (Hartlepool United).

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

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Hylton replaces Chris Maguire.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Carl Magnay because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

goal

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