Oxford 2-0 Plymouth: Karl Robinson's side leapfrog Argyle in League One basement battle
Last Updated: 13/10/18 5:19pm
Former Plymouth players Jamie Mackie and Curtis Nelson struck as Oxford claimed a 2-0 victory in the bottom-of-the-table battle at the Kassam Stadium.
The U's leapfrogged Argyle as they ended a run of eight games without a win.
Mackie took advantage of an error from centre-half Ryan Edwards to fire home in the fourth minute.
Argyle came close to levelling when Graham Carey curled an effort wide from Rob Dickie's panicked clearance.
Just before the break, Dickie directed a diving header from Tony McMahon's free-kick straight into the goalkeeper's arms.
The quality of Marcus Browne often gave the home side an edge, and the on-loan West Ham player nearly doubled the lead when shooting wide after his free-kick was charged down.
Nelson wrapped up victory in the 74th minute with a close-range finish from Mackie's cutback.
Plymouth's miserable afternoon was complete when Yann Songo'o received a red card for a second bookable offence 10 minutes from time.