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Oxford United 3-0 Rochdale

Oxford extended their unbeaten league run to eight games with another classy win at home to 10-man Rochdale.

Dale had won their previous three matches but found themselves two goals down in 27 minutes.

Josh Ruffels prodded home from four yards after Alex Gorrin headed Cameron Brannagan's corner back into the box after 20 minutes.

And seven minutes later Tariqe Fosu followed up with a fine finish after Brannagan's effort came back off the crossbar.

It was relentless from the U's as James Henry almost turned in a Chris Cadden cross and Jamie Mackie twice went close, goalkeeper Jay Lynch saving well from one header.

Any hope the visitors had of staging a comeback ended when Aaron Wilbraham was sent off six minutes before the break for an over-the-top challenge on Fosu.

The second half stayed one-way traffic with Mark Sykes, Shandon Baptiste and Mackie all firing wide before Sam Long made it 3-0 four minutes from time when Lynch could only parry Henry's drive.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2CaddenSubstituted forLongat 52'minutes
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 6Gorrin
  • 8BrannaganSubstituted forBaptisteat 45'minutes
  • 18SykesBooked at 45mins
  • 19Mackie
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forHallat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
  • 16Baptiste
  • 23Agyei

Rochdale

  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShane
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 78'minutes
  • 8Williams
  • 28MorleySubstituted forHendersonat 47'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 40mins
  • 16DoneSubstituted forTavaresat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 11Pyke
  • 20Ryan
  • 31Wade
  • 37Tavares
  • 40Henderson
  • 41Matheson
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,666

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home30
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Rochdale 0.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Rochdale 0. Sam Long (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Hall.

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

Foul by Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eoghan O'Connell following a set piece situation.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Offside, Oxford United. Sam Long tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.

Attempt missed. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Ruffels with a cross.

Hand ball by Mark Sykes (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Offside, Rochdale. Eoghan O'Connell tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Attempt missed. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Sykes.

Offside, Oxford United. James Henry tries a through ball, but Mark Sykes is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Matt Done.

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

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Sykes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich1493224101430
2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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