Oxford 2-1 Burton Albion: Oxford hold off Burton for three points

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Oxford United enjoyed a home victory against Burton Albion at Kassam Stadium on Saturday. Oxford United were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning last match whilst Burton Albion were beaten 4-3 in their previous match against Cambridge Utd. Oxford United are now in 11th place, with 10 points from 7 matches, while Burton Albion sit in 24th, with 1 point from 7.

Following a goalless first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Oxford United who started the second half strongly, with an early goal from Cameron Brannagan in the 48th minute. Oxford United looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Kyle Joseph, at 71 minutes to establish a 2-0. In the end though, Burton Albion pull-back, 77 minutes in, with a goal from Victor Adeboyejo. The final result, Oxford United 2, Burton Albion 1.

Substitutions for Oxford United included Marcus Browne, Tyler Goodhram, James Golding and Slavi Spasov for Gatlin O Donkor, Lewis Bate, Stuart Findlay and Kyle Joseph, respectively. Burton Albion brought on Tyler Onyango, Elliot Thorpe and Charlie Lakin, to replace Calum Butcher, John Brayford and Davis Keillor-Dunn.

There were bookings for Stuart Findlay from Oxford United, and Sam Hughes and John Brayford, for Burton Albion.

Oxford United will next travel to Shrewsbury Town, while Burton Albion will face Fleetwood Town at home.

Technical card:
Oxford United:Cameron Brannagan, Gatlin O Donkor (Marcus Browne, min.56), Kyle Joseph (Slavi Spasov, min.89), Lewis Bate (Tyler Goodhram, min.73) and Stuart Findlay (James Golding, min.89)
Burton Albion:Sam Hughes, John Brayford (Elliot Thorpe, min.74), Calum Butcher (Tyler Onyango, min.74), Davis Keillor-Dunn (Charlie Lakin, min.76) and Victor Adeboyejo
Stadium:Kassam Stadium
Goals:Cameron Brannagan (1-0, min. 48), Kyle Joseph (2-0, min. 71) and Victor Adeboyejo (2-1, min. 77)