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Oxford United 0-1 Burton Albion

Lucas Akins scored on his debut for Burton as Michael Appleton's first game in charge of Oxford ended in defeat.

Akins pounced from eight yards in the 42nd minute after Stuart Beavon's powerful run past two defenders on the left carved open Oxford's defence.

Dominic Knowles squandered a good chance for Burton when he miss-kicked from eight yards out.

Alfie Potter went close for Oxford when his header from Joe Riley's right-wing cross was kept out by Jon McLaughlin.

Oxford United manager Michael Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford:

"It was a little bit frustrating.

"Burton defended very well, the only disappointment is that I want the players to be braver and take a few more risks.

"First game, 90 minutes and as long as we improve in those little areas we will be fine.

"It was a poor goal to concede, after that it's up to us to break them down. We probed but lacked bravery. The players at the club whose job it is to create magic in and around the box are the ones who have to step up."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 18LongBooked at 67mins
  • 25Riley
  • 4RaynesSubstituted forMullinsat 44'minutes
  • 6Wright
  • 3Newey
  • 11Potter
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsBooked at 81mins
  • 8BrownSubstituted forHyltonat 70'minutes
  • 7RoseSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 77'minutes
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 5Mullins
  • 10Hylton
  • 13Hunt
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crowcombe
  • 31Roberts

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Sharps
  • 5Taft
  • 15McFadzean
  • 10Akins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 8Weir
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMcGurkat 76'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forKeeat 86'minutes
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forPalmerat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,370

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Booking

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Newey.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Billy Kee replaces Stuart Beavon.

  13. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  17. Booking

    Michael Collins (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Danny Rose.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe11003033
2Wycombe11002023
3Burton11001013
4Cambridge11001013
5Cheltenham11001013
6Luton11001013
7Northampton11001013
8Southend11001013
9Stevenage11001013
10Wimbledon10102201
11Shrewsbury10102201
12Exeter10101101
13Portsmouth10101101
14Tranmere10101101
15York10101101
16Accrington100101-10
17Bury100101-10
18Carlisle100101-10
19Hartlepool100101-10
20Mansfield100101-10
21Oxford Utd100101-10
22Plymouth100101-10
23Newport100102-20
24Dag & Red100103-30
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