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Oxford United 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Joey Barton celebrated his first victory as a manager after Fleetwood saw off Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

Ched Evans fired them ahead in the 34th minute with a simple eight-yard finish to Kyle Dempsey's cross from the right.

Paddy Madden wrapped up the points after converting an 89th-minute penalty after stand-in keeper Scott Shearer brought down Wes Burns.

The Cod Army continue to haunt Oxford after taking their record against the U's to eight wins and one draw from nine meetings.

The hosts' plans were disrupted on the eve of kick-off after goalkeeper Simon Eastwood broke a finger during the warm-up.

Deadline day signing Ricky Holmes was at the heart of the home side's attacks and he came close to opening the scoring when he fired over after one jinking run, before Evans recorded his first goal for Fleetwood.

Barton's side continued to look dangerous on the break and might have doubled their lead had Dempsey not slipped just before half-time.

The U's went close to levelling when Jamie Mackie headed a Holmes cross just wide before Madden sealed maximum points late on for the visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Shearer
  • 29McMahon
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Dickie
  • 3Garbutt
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forObikaat 86'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 7HallSubstituted forHenryat 77'minutes
  • 19MackieSubstituted forBrowneat 66'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 12Holmes
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 10Browne
  • 15Mousinho
  • 16Whyte
  • 17Henry
  • 20Obika

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 4Holt
  • 5Eastham
  • 20MorganBooked at 74mins
  • 2Coyle
  • 25MarneySubstituted forSheronat 67'minutes
  • 19Jones
  • 8Dempsey
  • 11GrantSubstituted forBurnsat 63'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 9EvansSubstituted forMaddenat 79'minutes
  • 22HunterBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Spurr
  • 7Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 16Jones
  • 17Madden
  • 28Sowerby
  • 29Sheron
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
6,689

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Scott Shearer (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces Josh Ruffels.

Booking

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Ched Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Robert Hall.

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Craig Morgan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Sheron replaces Dean Marney.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marcus Browne replaces Jamie Mackie.

goal

As It Stood

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9Wimbledon21101014
10Fleetwood21012113
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