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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Oxford United

Wes Thomas and Chris Maguire secured Oxford a deserved win as Bolton's recent problems continued at the Macron Stadium.

The U's struck twice in the last nine minutes to register their first away win since promotion from League Two.

Bolton have now failed to score in their last four matches and have not won a game since Phil Parkinson was named manager of the month for August.

Second best for most of the afternoon, Wanderers failed to seriously test goalkeeper Simon Eastwood despite using six different strikers during the course of the game.

Oxford shaded a dull first half, with Maguire forcing Mark Howard into a scrambling save early on.

Bolton picked up briefly after the break as Charlie Raglan headed Zach Clough's cross from under his own crossbar.

But it was Oxford who made the running late on, Kane Hemmings firing at Howard, who then denied sub Alex MacDonald with another snap shot.

Thomas became the first player other than Hemmings to score away from home for the U's this season with nine minutes left.

And Maguire added insult to injury in the final minute, tapping into an empty net after Howard had palmed away Hemmings' stinging shot.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 33Howard
  • 6VelaBooked at 79mins
  • 5BeeversBooked at 35mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 24HenrySubstituted forAmeobiat 68'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 17TrotterBooked at 59mins
  • 14MadineSubstituted forProctorat 68'minutes
  • 10CloughSubstituted forAndersonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 22Ameobi
  • 23Wilson
  • 32Thorpe

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 25Raglan
  • 3Skarz
  • 28JohnsonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 45'minutes
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forThomasat 64'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4LundstramBooked at 56mins
  • 10Maguire
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 7Crowley
  • 9Thomas
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 22Long
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
14,207

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 2. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Oxford United 1. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

  14. Booking

    Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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