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Accrington Stanley 1-4 Oxford United

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.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 40Savin
  • 5Sykes
  • 3HughesBooked at 55mins
  • 4Burgess
  • 18RodgersBooked at 44mins
  • 24SamaSubstituted forConneelyat 45'minutes
  • 6Butcher
  • 10PritchardBooked at 90minsSubstituted forScullyat 90+3'minutes
  • 7AllanSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
  • 32CharlesBooked at 75mins
  • 9Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 12Maguire
  • 16Barclay
  • 19Bishop
  • 20Scully
  • 25Fenlon
  • 28Conneely
  • 30Isherwood

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Clare
  • 5Moore
  • 22Atkinson
  • 12Long
  • 14Forde
  • 28Kelly
  • 17Henry
  • 7HallSubstituted forBrannaganat 60'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forOsei Yawat 88'minutes
  • 19AgyeiSubstituted forCooperat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Brannagan
  • 13Stevens
  • 16Cooper
  • 18McGuane
  • 29Osei Yaw
  • 32Lofthouse
  • 33Elechi
Referee:
Ross Joyce

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home20
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Oxford United 4.

  3. Post update

    James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Burgess (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tom Scully replaces Joe Pritchard.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Booking

    Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Sean Clare (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Derick Osei Yaw replaces Matty Taylor.

  11. Goal!

    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.

  12. Goal!

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Henry.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).