Match ends, Oxford United 4, Northampton Town 0.
Oxford grabbed four second-half goals as they thrashed a weakened Northampton side to secure their first league win in six games.
Matt Taylor struck twice to take his tally for the season to seven.
Oxford's Josh Ruffels shot against the post before the break while for Northampton, Fraser Horsfall headed a corner wide.
Striker Taylor began the rout by heading in from three yards after Sean Clare's cross looped over goalkeeper Steve Arnold four minutes after the break.
Olamide Shodipo then doubled the U's lead in the 65th minute, firing into the bottom corner after cutting in from the left.
Taylor got his second when he headed in Jordan Obita's centre a minute from time.
And in stoppage time, substitute Dan Agyei fired in a brilliant individual effort from 20 yards to complete the scoring.
The beleaguered visitors were without 10 players because of injuries and suspensions, including five defenders.
Boss Keith Curle gave a first start to 17-year-old Max Dyche, son of Burnley manager Sean.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 15MousinhoSubstituted forClareat 45'minutes
- 18McGuaneSubstituted forAgyeiat 86'minutes
- 28KellyBooked at 72minsSubstituted forHansonat 76'minutes
- 17HenrySubstituted forHallat 90+1'minutes
- 9TaylorBooked at 90mins
- 25ShodipoSubstituted forObitaat 86'minutes
- 14LinesSubstituted forAdamsat 61'minutes
- 4SowerbySubstituted forMissilouat 69'minutes
- 29RoseSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 55'minutes
- 21HolmesBooked at 44mins
- Declan Bourne
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 4, Northampton Town 0.
Jack Stevens (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).
Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).
Max Dyche (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.
Goal! Oxford United 4, Northampton Town 0. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.
Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town).
Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces James Henry.
Goal! Oxford United 3, Northampton Town 0. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.
Attempt missed. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Long.
Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Marcus McGuane.
Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Obita replaces Olamide Shodipo.
Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry following a set piece situation.
Sean Clare (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town).
Hand ball by Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town).