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Oxford United 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Sam Long and Olamide Shodipo struck from the bench to lift Oxford off the foot of the League One table with a 3-2 win over MK Dons.

Long replaced the injured Rob Atkinson at centre half on 54 minutes and, just four minutes after arriving on the pitch, he powerfully headed in Anthony Forde's free kick.

And Shodipo, on loan from QPR, struck with his first touch, his long-range effort a minute from time going in off a post.

It brought the U's their first home win of the season, and sends them into the weekend's big local derby against Swindon in better spirits.

United had been given the perfect start with Matty Taylor turning in Marcus McGuane's low left-wing cross from close range on six minutes.

But Dons were level five minutes later as Cameron Jerome fired in Dan Harvie's pinpoint cross.

The visitors looked threatening going forward and would have been disappointed not to have been ahead by half-time.

Yet it was Oxford who ran the second half, before Ben Gladwin pulled a second goal back for the Dons with a 20-yard shot in stoppage time.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Clare
  • 5Moore
  • 22AtkinsonSubstituted forLongat 54'minutes
  • 3Ruffels
  • 10Sykes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 14FordeSubstituted forAgyeiat 78'minutes
  • 17HenryBooked at 45mins
  • 9TaylorBooked at 81minsSubstituted forShodipoat 86'minutes
  • 18McGuane

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 16Cooper
  • 19Agyei
  • 25Shodipo
  • 28Kelly

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 6Cargill
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 74mins
  • 5Poole
  • 8KasumuBooked at 19minsSubstituted forThompsonat 67'minutes
  • 24HoughtonBooked at 37mins
  • 10Fraser
  • 21HarvieSubstituted forGladwinat 82'minutes
  • 35JeromeSubstituted forMasonat 67'minutes
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 4Keogh
  • 7Gladwin
  • 11Walker
  • 20Mason
  • 22Walker
  • 23Thompson
  • 29Sorinola
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, MK Dons 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, MK Dons 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (MK Dons).

  4. Post update

    James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 3, MK Dons 2. Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Williams.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 3, MK Dons 1. Olamide Shodipo (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus McGuane.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by George Williams.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus McGuane.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Olamide Shodipo replaces Matty Taylor.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (MK Dons) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Gladwin with a cross.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin replaces Daniel Harvie.

  12. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alex Rodriguez.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Louis Thompson.

  14. Booking

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Offside, MK Dons. George Williams tries a through ball, but Carlton Morris is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Anthony Forde.

  19. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull7601114718
2Ipswich7511146816
3Lincoln City7511125716
4Peterborough7502105515
5Sunderland642071614
6Doncaster6411135813
7Accrington7403910-112
8Portsmouth732296311
9Plymouth7322109111
10Bristol Rovers732289-111
11Charlton631255010
12Gillingham7313910-110
13Wimbledon7223910-18
14Crewe62136517
15Fleetwood72148807
16Northampton7214712-57
17Rochdale7214511-67
18Shrewsbury613245-16
19Swindon7205913-46
20Oxford Utd6204812-46
21Wigan7205511-66
22MK Dons7124811-35
23Blackpool7115612-64
24Burton7115815-74
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