League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United1BurtonBurton Albion2
Dominic Knowles

Burton's automatic promotion hopes were boosted with victory at Oxford, whose own aspirations suffered a setback.

Dominic Knowles put Burton ahead after being played in by Zeli Ismail.

Ismail doubled their lead, firing in the rebound after Jimmy Phillips' shot was parried by Ryan Clarke, who soon after saved a Billy Kee penalty.

Oxford rallied and Ryan Williams converted David Connolly's through ball, but James Constable was denied an equaliser when he hit the post.

The result lifted fourth-placed Burton to within two points of the automatic promotion places, with Oxford now six behind the top three.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntBooked at 60minsSubstituted forPotterat 82'minutes
  • 3Newey
  • 22Wroe
  • 19Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 15Williams
  • 17Rose
  • 9Constable
  • 8KitsonSubstituted forConnollyat 30'minutes
  • 10SmalleySubstituted forRiggat 87'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rigg
  • 11Potter
  • 18Davies
  • 23Henly
  • 24Connolly
  • 37Ruffels

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 6SharpsBooked at 51minsSubstituted forHolnessat 71'minutes
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 23Palmer
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forBellat 62'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 29Kee
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forGrayat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 21Holness
  • 26Gray
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,413

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Burton Albion 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Burton Albion 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Gray.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Jimmy Phillips.

  10. Booking

    Lee Bell (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

    Sean Rigg (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Dean Smalley.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Marcus Holness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces David Hunt.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

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