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Burton Albion 2-0 Oxford United

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Burton are second in League Two

Burton remained level on points with Shrewsbury at the top of League Two following a 2-0 victory over Oxford.

Adam McGurk's 13th-minute header set the Brewers on their way, but had defender Phil Edwards to thank for denying Johnny Mullins an equaliser.

U's top scorer Danny Hylton steered wide and Josh Ashby's free-kick hit the crossbar as the visitors pushed hard.

But Lucas Akins' late drilled effort secured Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side three points and a 12th game unbeaten.

Shrewsbury's 2-0 win at over AFC Wimbledon keeps them above Burton on goal difference, while Oxford remain in 17th place.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"This is the best game we have played. Organise-wise we looked solid, we looked very disciplined and it was a very professional win.

"First half I think Adam McGurk was our main man, he looked very sharp. He won all the second balls, he held the ball up and caused them problems.

"We had a few good moments with one-twos but we overplayed it a little bit. I would like to have seen a shot but that is still to come and the boys are working hard on that improvement."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 80mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 22Lenihan
  • 8WeirBooked at 42mins
  • 11CaleroSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 77'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forNaylorat 71'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forTaftat 90'minutes


  • 5Taft
  • 15Naylor
  • 17Phillips
  • 21El Khayati
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Clarke
  • 12Baldock
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3SkarzBooked at 60mins
  • 16WhingBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRoofeat 61'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 85minsSubstituted forRobertsat 87'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 24Ashby
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 9Hoban


  • 7Rose
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 29Roofe
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley
Peter Bankes

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamOxford Utd
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ashby (Oxford United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. George Taft replaces Stuart Beavon.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 0. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abdenasser El Khayati.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Danny Hylton.

  8. Booking

    Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Josh Ashby (Oxford United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  11. Booking

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

  13. Post update

    Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Iván Calero.

  15. Post update

    Iván Calero (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  19. Post update

    Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.