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Oxford United 3-0 Tranmere Rovers

Tariqe Fosu inspired Oxford to only their second League One win of the season with a victory over Tranmere.

James Henry scored twice from the spot and Cameron Brannagan's deflected effort found the net, but it was Fosu who stole the show.

The winger, who missed the previous week's defeat at Fleetwood, jinked his way into the box in the 23rd minute and was brought down by Liam Ridehalgh.

He clearly wanted to take the spot-kick himself, but was talked out of it by team-mates and regular penalty taker Henry sent Scott Davies the wrong way.

Fosu also played a key part in Oxford's second goal with 20 minutes left. After a fine move down the left, Fosu set up Brannagan for a shot which took a deflection on its way past Davies.

Oxford completed a comfortable victory in stoppage time after Darren Potter tripped substitute Shandon Baptiste and Henry rolled in his second penalty of the afternoon.

Tranmere were denied early on when Simon Eastwood beat out Rushian Hepburn-Murphy's cross and a great block by Alex Gorrin kept out David Perkins' shot.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 51mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 6Gorrin
  • 8Brannagan
  • 17Henry
  • 10WoodburnBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBaptisteat 74'minutes
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forFordeat 85'minutes
  • 19MackieSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 9Taylor
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
  • 16Baptiste
  • 23Agyei

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2WoodsBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBorthwick-Jacksonat 38'minutes
  • 4NelsonBooked at 57mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Potter
  • 17PerkinsSubstituted forBanksat 74'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 9Mullin
  • 45PayneSubstituted forMorrisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 7Morris
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,294

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Hand ball by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. James Henry (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Oxford United. Shandon Baptiste draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks tries a through ball, but Paul Mullin is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Anthony Forde replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Mackie.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Attempt blocked. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Shandon Baptiste replaces Ben Woodburn.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks replaces David Perkins.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Booking

Ben Woodburn (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Woodburn (Oxford United).

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kieron Morris replaces Stefan Payne because of an injury.

Hand ball by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Connor Jennings.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Booking

Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers).

Offside, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt missed. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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