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Lincoln City0Oxford Utd6

Lincoln City 0-6 Oxford United

Lincoln produced a woeful display in front of new manager Michael Appleton as they went down 6-0 to Oxford.

Appleton, who was appointed on Friday, was watching from the stands before formally taking charge on Monday and he could only watch on helplessly as the Imps turned in arguably their poorest performance since returning to the Football League in 2017.

The visitors were rewarded for a positive start on five minutes when Tariqe Fosu fired home from outside the box.

The second goal arrived five minutes before the break when Fosu coolly rounded Josh Vickers and slotted home.

Any hopes the Imps had of a positive result were snuffed out by two more goals early in the second half.

First, Jamie Mackie cut inside Cian Bolger before stabbing the ball beyond Vickers in the 48th minute.

Six minutes later, James Henry crashed the ball home at the second attempt after his initial shot had been blocked.

The carnage continued when Fosu completed his hat-trick with a long-range strike with 20 minutes left and substitute Matt Taylor headed home after 79 minutes.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23EardleyBooked at 56mins
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 20Connolly
  • 19Morrell
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forAkindeat 45'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forGrantat 45'minutes
  • 11Carvalho AndradeBooked at 86mins
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 12Chapman
  • 18Grant
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Melbourne
  • 29Akinde

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 86mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3RuffelsBooked at 14mins
  • 6Gorrin
  • 8Brannagan
  • 17HenrySubstituted forFordeat 57'minutes
  • 10Woodburn
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forThorneat 74'minutes
  • 19MackieBooked at 64minsSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 9Taylor
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
  • 16Baptiste
  • 22Thorne
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
8,746

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Oxford United 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Oxford United 6.

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

Foul by Jorge Grant (Lincoln City).

Foul by Ben Woodburn (Oxford United).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Eardley with a headed pass.

Foul by Chris Cadden (Oxford United).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Thorne (Oxford United).

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Callum Connolly (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jorge Grant following a set piece situation.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Forde (Oxford United).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Oxford United 6. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Cadden with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ben Woodburn (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Thorne replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

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

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Oxford United 5. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Rodriguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Mackie.

Foul by Ben Woodburn (Oxford United).

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ben Woodburn (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich96301641221
2Coventry9540159619
3Wycombe105411510519
4Fleetwood95221713417
5Sunderland94411411316
6Blackpool104421412216
7Doncaster8431117415
8Bristol Rovers104331312115
9Peterborough942320101014
10Lincoln City104151415-113
11Shrewsbury9342910-113
12Oxford Utd103341915412
13Rotherham8332128412
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons94051113-212
16Gillingham92431410410
17Rochdale92431014-410
18Tranmere92341416-29
19Accrington91441117-67
20Portsmouth7133910-16
21Southend91171124-134
22Wimbledon10037918-93
23Bolton8035224-22-9
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