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Oxford United 3-1 Rochdale

Elliott Moore scored twice as Oxford beat Rochdale to climb off the bottom of League One.

The imposing centre-half put the U's in front after 35 minutes, prodding the ball over the line after goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu flapped at James Henry's cross.

That was Moore's first league goal at home for Karl Robinson's team, and he wrapped up the win with a thumping header from a corner eight minutes from time.

Dale took just seven minutes to level Oxford's opener when Matty Lund's shot inside the area struck the arm of Sam Long.

Lund despatched the penalty emphatically, smashing it into the right of the goal as Simon Eastwood dived the wrong way.

Jake Beesley squandered a glorious chance for the visitors when he knocked the rebound wide from six yards after Eastwood spilled Jimmy Ryan's drive.

And substitute Olamide Shodipo made the visitors pay for that miss just before the hour, side-footing home Marcus McGuane's cross less than two minutes after coming on.

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Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2ClareBooked at 90mins
  • 5Moore
  • 12Long
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17HenryBooked at 72mins
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forMousinhoat 85'minutes
  • 14Forde
  • 19AgyeiSubstituted forShodipoat 57'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 18McGuaneSubstituted forSykesat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sykes
  • 11Winnall
  • 13Stevens
  • 15Mousinho
  • 16Cooper
  • 25Shodipo
  • 28Kelly

Rochdale

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Bazunu
  • 13KeohaneSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 69'minutes
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15Roberts
  • 3BolaSubstituted forDoneat 80'minutes
  • 10Newby
  • 20RyanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTavaresat 74'minutes
  • 8Morley
  • 21Lund
  • 14RathboneBooked at 56mins
  • 11Beesley

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4McNulty
  • 7Dooley
  • 12Lynch
  • 16Done
  • 17Tavares
  • 23Hopper
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Rochdale).

  4. Post update

    Olamide Shodipo (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Sean Clare (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clare (Oxford United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliott Moore (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  13. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabio Tavares (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Morley with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

  16. Post update

    Haydon Roberts (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Sykes (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Haydon Roberts (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Olamide Shodipo (Oxford United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. John Mousinho replaces Alex Rodriguez because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough118122191225
2Ipswich11713179822
3Charlton10712147722
4Lincoln City11713159622
5Hull10703169721
6Sunderland10631147721
7Portsmouth116231910920
8Plymouth105321713418
9Doncaster105231811717
10Fleetwood115151511416
11Wimbledon113531414014
12Blackpool114161014-413
13Gillingham114161015-513
14Accrington7403910-112
15Bristol Rovers103341015-512
16Rochdale113351118-712
17Northampton113261020-1011
18Crewe1031689-110
19MK Dons112451113-210
20Swindon93061318-59
21Oxford Utd93061117-69
22Shrewsbury10145714-77
23Burton111461321-87
24Wigan11218818-107
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