Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 4.
Oxford celebrated their first league win of the season with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Accrington.
Last season's play-off finalists started strongly, with Dan Agyei crashing a header against the crossbar before Joe Pritchard cleared a Rob Atkinson strike off the line.
Oxford took the lead after 45 minutes - their first league goal of the campaign - when Agyei played in a low cross and James Henry slid the ball home.
Stanley equalised after 72 minutes after keeper Simon Eastwood caught Harvey Rodgers as he came out to clear and Watford loan striker Ryan Cassidy slotted home the resulting penalty.
From the kick-off, Joel Cooper's cross was cleared by Mark Hughes but the ball bounced off Cameron Brannagan's back into the goal after 73 minutes to give Oxford the lead again.
Stanley went straight down the other end and, after a goalmouth scramble, Dion Charles saw red in the 75th minute after a push on Eastwood.
Then it was the Matty Taylor show as he volleyed home after 85 minutes and, two minutes later, his header rolled over the line.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 3HughesBooked at 55mins
- 18RodgersBooked at 44mins
- 24SamaSubstituted forConneelyat 45'minutes
- 10PritchardBooked at 90minsSubstituted forScullyat 90+3'minutes
- 7AllanSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
- 32CharlesBooked at 75mins
- 7HallSubstituted forBrannaganat 60'minutes
- 9TaylorSubstituted forOsei Yawat 88'minutes
- 19AgyeiSubstituted forCooperat 72'minutes
- 29Osei Yaw
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 4.
James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cameron Burgess (Accrington Stanley).
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tom Scully replaces Joe Pritchard.
Attempt missed. Joel Cooper (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Long.
Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sean Clare (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).
Substitution, Oxford United. Derick Osei Yaw replaces Matty Taylor.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 4. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 3. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Henry.
Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).
Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Cooper.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).