Star man Liam Feeney with Michael Nottingham at the final whistle
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Made a string of fine stops to keep Blackpools noses in front but might have dealt better with Oxfords goal. Far more solid display than what he offered in midweek, although Oxford had a lot of joy down his side of the pitch. Bagged his first goal for the club with a well-taken header but it was at the other end of the pitch where he was busiest. Had to put his body on the line and produce a number of last-ditch blocks to help Pool grind out the three points. Blackpools standout man. Quality from crosses was superb and produced an exquisite crossfield ball that led to the penalty. Struggled a little in the demanding wing-back role but hung in there and battled on despite suffering a late injury. Blackpools unsung hero. Did a solid job in place of Jay Spearing and never stopped running even when Oxford overran the midfield. Quality from set-piece deliveries was much improved, one of which led to him claiming an assist for Pools opener. Oxford dealt with him well and, like Delfouneso, he had no room to impress. Made a couple of sloppy passes. Barely featured, so difficult to judge either way. Carried out his defensive duties but had no opportunity to make a mark. Takes his tally to three goals in four games with a well-taken penalty. Tired towards the end but kept at it and helped relieve pressure. For Bushiri, 63
Made some crucial headers at a time when Oxford were bombarding the box with cross after cross. For Thompson, 63
Brought on to replace Jordan Thompson who was on a booking and, as ever, did a solid job in Pools midfield. For Delfouneso, 79
Helped Pool gain more of a foothold in midfield during the final stages in what was his first action of the season.