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Oxford United 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Conor McAleny struck a stunning stoppage-time winner to earn Fleetwood victory at Oxford.

McAleny, who was on loan at the Kassam Stadium last season, came off the bench in the second half and cut in from the left and hammered a ferocious 25-yard drive over keeper Simon Eastwood.

The defeat means the U's remain just five points above the relegation zone and have now not managed to beat Fleetwood in eight attempts.

Eastwood came to Oxford's rescue with two superb saves in quick succession in the second half.

He saved with his feet from Bobby Grant following a poor backpass by John Mousinho, then acrobatically turned aside Kyle Dempsey's drive.

Oxford edged the first half with Ricardinho providing inspiration down the left.

Alex Mowatt went close with an 18-yard drive, and Alex Cairns tipped over a header from Wes Thomas.

Later, Thomas almost scored with a jinking run and shot that Cairns turned around his post but it was McAleny who decided it.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 19Kane
  • 16Dickie
  • 30Mousinho
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 11Brannagan
  • 8Ledson
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forRuffelsat 79'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28MehmetiSubstituted forObikaat 61'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forvan Kesselat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Obika
  • 36Napa
  • 39van Kessel

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 19Jones
  • 8DempseySubstituted forGlendonat 73'minutes
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 28Sowerby
  • 11GrantSubstituted forMcAlenyat 67'minutes
  • 22HunterBooked at 54mins
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMaddenat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 6Pond
  • 9Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 17Madden
  • 18Glendon
  • 27Biggins
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,337

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Sowerby.

Attempt saved. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gino van Kessel replaces Wes Thomas.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Joe Rothwell.

Delay in match Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. George Glendon replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Oxford United).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces Agon Mehmeti.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan40268681275486
2Blackburn412511575363986
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton411711135449562
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Fleetwood42159185660-454
12Blackpool421314155452253
13Southend411411164960-1153
14Bradford39165184961-1253
15Gillingham411215144347-451
16Doncaster391214134745250
17Oxford Utd411211185562-747
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Wimbledon411210193951-1246
20Oldham391111175266-1444
21Rochdale40915164453-942
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton421010223672-3640
24Bury4179253262-3030
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