Paul Scholes had a perfect start to management as Oldham Athletic beat Yeovil Town 4-1 at Boundary Park.

Paul Scholes’ starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hamer, Edmundson, Clarke ©, Nepomuceno, Maouche, Missilou, Baxter, Dearnley, Lang, Branger-Engone.

Latics went ahead just before half-time, when Gevaro Nepomuceno cleverly back heeled it through to Johan Branger-Engone down the left.

The winger picked out Jose Baxter in the middle and he slotted home his first goal at Boundary Park since he returned to the club (1-0).

Latics netted six minutes into the second half as Gevaro Nepomuceno crossed for Callum Lang who got in front of Yeovil Town goalkeeper Stuart Nelson to head home (2-0).

Bevis Mugabi pulled a goal back for Yeovil Town following a set piece from Carl Dickinson (2-1).

But, Latics resorted their two goal advantage when Mohammed Maouche picked up a loose ball from a Chris O’Grady flick on and the exciting midfielder picked his spot and restored the two-goal cushion for Latics (3-1).

Christopher Missilou then sealed the three points when he volleyed home his first goal for the club as Paul Scholes wins his first game as manager (4-1).

Paul Scholes told BBC Sport: “It was nice, but it’s just a start. That’s all it is. I know there are tougher tests ahead, starting with Saturday against Crewe, who are going really well.”

“4-1 doesn’t reflect how difficult the night was. Yeovil made it difficult for us.”

“I’m really pleased with the goals. I said in my press conference on Monday that I knew there was talent in this squad.”

“I want them to enjoy and express themselves and the way you do that is by scoring goals.”

Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to first win under Paul Scholes –

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