League One
Oxford Utd5Wimbledon0

Oxford United 5-0 AFC Wimbledon

Nathan Holland and Matty Taylor both scored twice as Oxford got their League One promotion bid back on track with a 5-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

On-loan West Ham winger Holland and striker Taylor scored in quick succession in the first half to set up what was only Oxford's second league win since December.

It moved the U's to within five points of the play-off places.

Taylor was twice denied by goalkeeper Joe Day before he turned in James Henry's right-wing cross after 32 minutes.

Two minutes later, after a forceful run by Mark Sykes, the impressive Holland made it two with a 20-yard drive.

Henry chipped over the keeper five minutes into the second half after Marcus Browne played him through.

Holland added his second of the night with a low finish after 55 minutes, and Taylor claimed his 13th of the season with a volley in stoppage time.

Browne also smashed a 20-yard drive against the bar.

Dons' best early chance came when Simon Eastwood saved Joe Pigott's effort with his legs.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 14Forde
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Moore
  • 3Ruffels
  • 18SykesSubstituted forAgyeiat 72'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 30BrowneSubstituted forThorneat 65'minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 9Taylor
  • 27HollandSubstituted forMackieat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens I
  • 19Mackie
  • 20Hanson
  • 22Thorne
  • 23Agyei
  • 49Spasov

Wimbledon

  • 21Day
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6Thomas
  • 26Bech Sørensen
  • 18Guinness-WalkerBooked at 72mins
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forAppiahat 56'minutes
  • 23SandersSubstituted forWagstaffat 56'minutes
  • 8Hartigan
  • 17Lamy
  • 39PigottSubstituted forRoscrowat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Trott
  • 4McDonald
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9Appiah
  • 10Roscrow
  • 12Rudoni
  • 37Osew
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
6,155

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 5, AFC Wimbledon 0. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Anthony Hartigan.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor with a headed pass.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Roscrow with a headed pass.

Offside, Oxford United. Cameron Brannagan tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adam Roscrow replaces Joe Pigott.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Julien Lamy (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Hartigan.

Attempt missed. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

George Thorne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Daniel Agyei (Oxford United).

Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julien Lamy.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Nathan Holland.

Attempt missed. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

Booking

Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Mark Sykes.

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Shane McLoughlin.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke O'Neill with a cross.

Foul by Elliott Moore (Oxford United).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kwesi Appiah.

Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Thorne replaces Marcus Browne.

Attempt missed. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham31176856322457
2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Gillingham32121373930949
10Oxford Utd31139952341848
11Doncaster31139947311648
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3279163751-1430
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3237223379-4616
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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