League One
Oxford Utd1MK Dons0

Oxford United 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Substitute Kane Hemmings snatched a late winner as Oxford made it five victories in a row in all competitions by beating MK Dons.

Hemmings glanced in a header from Rob Hall's right-wing cross to end the visitors' recent good run of six league games unbeaten.

A hard-fought encounter at the Kassam Stadium looked to be going the same way as the meeting earlier in the season, which finished in a goalless stalemate.

But Hemmings, who had only come on in the 73rd minute, showed his prowess in the box with his 14th goal of the season with just two minutes to go.

And Oxford almost made it 2-0 in the sixth minute of stoppage time when Rob Hall was brought down by Darren Potter, who was sent off for his second yellow card, only for Chris Maguire to see his penalty saved by David Martin.

Dons had started strongly and only a smart one-handed save down to his left by Simon Eastwood denied Chuks Aneke from 12 yards on three minutes.

Stuart O'Keefe should have done better than scoop his shot from six yards over the bar as the visitors squandered another good opportunity and they were made to pay as Hemmings secured a late win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 67mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 28Johnson
  • 8SercombeSubstituted forMcAlenyat 73'minutes
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23LedsonBooked at 62mins
  • 10MaguireBooked at 90mins
  • 19Hall
  • 7MartínezSubstituted forHemmingsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 11McAleny
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 4WalshBooked at 10mins
  • 23Downing
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Upson
  • 8PotterBooked at 90mins
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 25AnekeSubstituted forMuirheadat 79'minutes
  • 18BarnesBooked at 82minsSubstituted forNgomboat 90'minutes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forAgardat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ngombo
  • 9Bowditch
  • 14Agard
  • 16Muirhead
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 24Tilney
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
9,179

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, MK Dons 0.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Martin.

Penalty saved! Chris Maguire (Oxford United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Darren Potter (MK Dons) for a bad foul.

Penalty Oxford United. Robert Hall draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Darren Potter (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Booking

George B Williams (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Maecky Ngombo replaces Harvey Barnes.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, MK Dons 0. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Booking

Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harvey Barnes (MK Dons).

(MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Muirhead replaces Chuks Aneke.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Antonio Martínez.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Conor McAleny replaces Liam Sercombe.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Nicky Maynard.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd31196658342463
2Scunthorpe30177657322558
3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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