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Oldham Athletic 0-1 Burton Albion

Nasser El Khayati
Nasser El Khayati has scored five goals for Burton this season

Burton moved up to second in League One with a hard-fought win at Oldham.

Nasser El Khayati grabbed the only goal on 17 minutes when he fired in a low shot from inside the box.

Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin saved from Danny Philliskirk and then tipped Jay Fulton's looping header on to the bar to deny the Latics an equaliser.

Albion's Tom Flanagan had a header cleared off the line after the break, while Oldham's Mark Yeates drilled wide after a mazy run.

Burton are now level on points with league leaders Walsall, while Oldham are one point above the relegation zone.

Oldham manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We got beat, so of course it's not a good result, but I thought performance wise there was not too much missing other than a couple of goals.

"You do miss your better players but we can't feel sorry for ourselves. Everyone misses key players at different times of the season.

"We need to stick together and hopefully players will come in and perform."

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was not our best game, we have played more fluent. We have played better games. We couldn't really get in to our game but that is credit to Oldham, they don't give you a lot of time on the ball.

"We got our moment of magic but it was all about grinding the result out. It was all about the mental state - doing the discipline job, being resolute and not giving anything away."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Cornell
  • 36Dummigan
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 6KellyBooked at 69mins
  • 32FultonSubstituted forFullerat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 15Winchester
  • 22YeatesSubstituted forCroftat 83'minutes
  • 9Poleon

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Croft
  • 23Vassell
  • 24Eckersley
  • 30Fuller
  • 33Read

Burton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 3Cansdell-SherriffSubstituted forFlanaganat 45'minutes
  • 4Mousinho
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 10Akins
  • 12Butcher
  • 15NaylorBooked at 47mins
  • 21Duffy
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forO'Connorat 88'minutes
  • 20ThieleSubstituted forBeavonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 9Beavon
  • 13Joachim
  • 19O'Connor
  • 23Palmer
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Matthews
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,795

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Booking

    Ricardo Fuller (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mark Duffy (Burton Albion).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Mark Yeates.

  16. Post update

    James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  18. Post update

    Ricardo Fuller (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Stuart Beavon replaces Timmy Thiele.