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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 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2