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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Wesley Thomas (12')
  • Ricardinho (48')
  • Tote (85')

Wes Thomas inspires Oxford's comfortable win over Wimbledon

Wes Thomas scored a brilliant centre-forward's goal as Oxford United carried on from where they left off last week by beating AFC Wimbledon 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium.
Playing on his own up front, Thomas took Jack Payne's pass in his stride after 12 minutes and bamboozled the Dons' two centre-halves before firing a low-left-footed drive past goalkeeper George Long from 18 yards.
Thomas had also opened the scoring for Oxford in their stunning 4-1 win at Peterborough the previous Saturday.
The U's made it two in the 48th minute when James Henry's right-wing cross was just too high for Thomas, but Brazilian left back Ricardinho lashed the ball home for his first goal for the club.
Substitute Xemi Fernandez made it 3-0 from close range with five minutes remaining, following up after Long saved Henry's drive.
Cody McDonald saw his header tipped over the bar by Simon Eastwood but Dons ended well beaten and have now gone four league games without a win on the bounce.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 27 +21 57
2 Luton Town 27 +25 53
3 Sunderland 26 +22 52
4 Charlton Athletic 28 +15 50
5 Barnsley 26 +21 49
6 Peterborough United 27 +13 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 27 +14 45
8 Coventry City 28 -2 39
9 Blackpool 26 +2 38
10 Fleetwood Town 27 +5 35
11 Burton Albion 27 0 35
12 Southend United 27 0 35
13 Wycombe Wanderers 27 -3 35
14 Accrington Stanley 26 -8 35
15 Scunthorpe United 28 -17 33
16 Walsall 27 -14 32
17 Gillingham 27 -6 31
18 Shrewsbury Town 27 -6 30
19 Rochdale 28 -24 30
20 Bristol Rovers 27 -4 28
21 Oxford United 27 -10 27
22 Bradford City 27 -12 27
23 Plymouth Argyle 27 -15 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 27 -17 23