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Southend United 0-4 Oxford United

Matt Taylor scored a brace as Oxford surged into the League One play-off positions with a comfortable 4-0 win at struggling Southend.

The U's took just 52 seconds to open the scoring as Shrimpers defender Richard Taylor played a woeful pass straight into the path of on-loan Bristol City striker Taylor, who fired home from eight yards.

The U's remained on top with Southend goalkeeper Nathan Bishop doing well to deny James Henry twice in quick succession.

But Henry continued to threaten and put Oxford 2-0 up in the 33rd minute as he sent a low 25-yard shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

After the break, Tariqe Fosu fired against the foot of the left post before Oxford scored twice late on.

Taylor bagged his second goal of the game with another fine finish in the 84th minute before substitute Dan Agyei completed the scoring just moments after coming on as he charged down the left-hand side before firing home.

As a result, Sol Campbell's side now sit 11 points from safety in second-bottom.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 15Kiernan
  • 8Dieng
  • 30TaylorSubstituted forHutchinsonat 58'minutes
  • 3Ralph
  • 5MilliganBooked at 45mins
  • 16HamiltonSubstituted forGoodshipat 67'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10Cox
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 14Goodship
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 24Demetriou
  • 32Acquah
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17HenryBooked at 35mins
  • 6GorrinBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMooreat 82'minutes
  • 14FordeSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes
  • 18Sykes
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forAgyeiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 23Agyei
  • 46Jones
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,835

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away12
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Oxford United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Oxford United 4.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Brandon Goodship.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Brandon Goodship (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Hopper with a headed pass.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Mark Milligan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brandon Goodship.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Oxford United 4. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Sykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Oxford United 3. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Elliott Moore replaces Alex Rodriguez.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Anthony Forde.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brandon Goodship with a cross.

Attempt saved. John Mousinho (Oxford United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Brandon Goodship replaces Ethan Hamilton.

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt missed. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Richard Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

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

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Henry.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Oxford United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southend United 0, Oxford United 2.

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Anthony Forde (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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