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Oldham Athletic 2-3 Burton Albion

Luke Varney
Luke Varney's goal for Burton was only his second for the Championship club

Lucas Akins scored a late penalty to give Burton Albion victory at Oldham in the EFL Cup first round.

Aaron Holloway headed against the post for Oldham in the first half but they fell behind when Ousmane Fane's back pass gifted a goal to Luke Varney.

Paul Green's free-kick brought Oldham level and Craig Davies scored from the spot after Ryan McLaughlin was fouled.

But Matthew Lund equalised for Burton and Akins settled the tie after Damien McCrory was brought down in the box.

Although League One club Oldham were outplayed in the early stages of the game, they were unlucky not to take the match into extra time as Peter Clarke hit the post in the final seconds.

Connor Ripley made his debut in goal for Burton after arriving on loan from Middlesbrough and produced a couple of smart saves, but was caught out when Green's 30-yard dead-ball delivery into the box eluded everyone and found its way into the net.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 12Wilson
  • 2DummiganSubstituted forObadeyiat 75'minutes
  • 4B Wilson
  • 26P Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 23Hunt
  • 24FaneSubstituted forFawnsat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Green
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 21DuffusSubstituted forDaviesat 55'minutes
  • 10Holloway

Substitutes

  • 8Banks
  • 9Davies
  • 15Edmundson
  • 20Stott
  • 22Fawns
  • 30Obadeyi

Burton

  • 13Ripley
  • 4MousinhoSubstituted forIrvineat 88'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 5McFadzean
  • 14McCrory
  • 26Sbarra
  • 19Palmer
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forLundat 60'minutes
  • 16VarneySubstituted forSordellat 84'minutes
  • 10AkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 22Fox

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 7Murphy
  • 8Lund
  • 17Sordell
  • 23Buxton
  • 24Campbell
  • 36Irvine
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,176

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 3.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Fox.

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mason Fawns replaces Ousmane Fane.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jackson Irvine replaces John Mousinho.

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 3. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Burton Albion. Kyle McFadzean draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Luke Varney.

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Cameron Dummigan.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Paul Green.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 2. Matthew Lund (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Sbarra.

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