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PREVIEW Burton Albion v Oxford United

A full guide to tonight's Carabao Cup tie

11 August 2021

Oxford United travel to Burton Albion tonight for the first round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm)

TEAM NEWS
United have a few aches and pains after Saturday's draw at Cambridge. Skipper Elliott Moore has been suffering from a chest infection - he tested negative for covid - while Sam Long has been feeling a tight calf after regaining fitness from a hamstring problem over the summer.

Jamie Hanson (dislocated shoulder) is ruled out as is Derick Osei Yaw with a hamstring problem but midfielder Leon Chambers-Parillon is available again after an ankle injury. Youngsters Tyler Goodrham, Josh Johnson and Ben Watt are all added to the squad as cover as Karl Robinson decides whether to make changes:

"We have players who need minutes and we have one or two players struggling but we will be strong" he said. "Burton are the league's form team over the year so it will be a good game and one we look forward to."

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow right now where we have Billy Bodin as our guest in the new look Preview Show and an exclusive chat with Ryan Williams.

THE OPPOSITION
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has rung the changes at the Pirelli Stadium and six of his 12 summer signings made debuts in Saturday’s opening day win at Shrewsbury.

Former U’s forward Kane Hemmings misses the game with a hamstring injury and Hasselbaink is likely to make changes to the line-up despite Saturday’s win.

“Every manager will say, we are not the finished article yet. There’s still a lot to work on and get better at. It helps, big time, to get a good start and I’m no different. If you get that good feeling, that work ethic going then it’s a very good thing.”

TICKETS
Tickets are available on the night:

Prices :
Adults £12:00
Under 17 £7:00
Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Disabled supporters to pay relevant price per age with a carer FOC

Pre-ordered tickets can be collected at the Burton Ticket office

London Road Club Travel
Pick up from the stadium 15:45pm then Kidlington Sainsbury's 16:00pm

COME ON YOU... WHITES
United will be wearing their brand-new white third kit again tonight. The first time the new yellow kit will feature is for the home game against Charlton Athletic on Saturday . CLICK HERE to pre-order any of the new shirts

FOLLOW IT LIVE
The Carabao Cup is not part of the broadcast rights for iFollow and we are therefore unable to stream tonight's game live. You can hear the whole game thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford Sport, with highlights to follow

We have coverage on Twitter, Instagram and a report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER
It's great to be on the road again but the most important thing is for everyone to feel safe and comfortable back in a crowded football stadium. We are the Yellow Army, we look after our own. Make sure everyone around you is OK as we get behind Karl and the team.

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REPORT United Go Through on Penalties

Mousinho the hero after penalty drama

11 August 2021

Oxford United  went through on penalties after two late goals forced the drama of a shoot out at the Pirelli Stadium.

Nathan Holland, back for a second loan from West Ham, swept home a Mark Sykes cross after 84 minutes to give United a late lead but a long throw in the 96th minute of 95 bounced past the stranded Simon Eastwood via the helpless John Mousinho to force penalties. Mousinho then made up for that with a typically wonderful penalty to send the U's through.

United, in their third kit for the second time, took the opportunity to hand a full debut to centre-half Luke McNally and forward Billy Bodin, while Leon Chambers-Parillon got an opportunity at left-back in front of Simon Eastwood on his return in goal. With Alex Gorrin, Sam Winnall and Marcus McGuane also making first starts of the season, it perhaps wasn’t too surprising to see the U’s take time to hit their stride.

Eastwood was relieved to see a John Brayford header bounce into his arms rather than the net in the opening exchanges and happy to see Omari Patrick blaze another chance over the top after 15 minutes as the home side applied pressure. United responded and Dan Agyei, starting to the left of Billy Bodin and Winnall in a three-man attack, saw an effort deflect wide as the they started to settle.

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There was another let off though when Brayford thumped a volley into the body of Patrick with Eastwood going the other way behind the cowering forward shortly before half time, although in truth neither keeper had made a meaningful save despite plenty of effort and some neat approach play at both ends.

The first save of note came when Eastwood had to react to an over-enthusiastic back pass from Chambers-Parillon, otherwise very steady in unfamilar territory, but there were hints of what's to come with McNally dominant in the air and Bodin showing flashes of realy quality and composure: one second-half dummy sent me two complete letters the wrong way on the ;tim[dyg.

Holland, available for the first time since spending ten days in isolation, was given 20 minutes to help break the deadlock, but the hard-working Sykes, soon to be provider, was the saviour at the other end with a goal-line block from a Conor Shaughnessy header after 73 minutes as the game edged slowly towards penalties.

Captain McGuane made way for another debut for 16-year-old midfielder Josh Johnson before McNally poked a decent chance over the bar at one end and Patrick fired over from similar distance at the other as both sides began to tire at the Pirelli.

It was Holland who looked to have decided matters though, ghosting into the six-yard box to apply a simple finish to a fine move in which Anthony Forde had threaded a ball down the line for Sykes to gallop away and fire in the most inviting of crosses.

However, with Karl Robinson pleading for the final whistle, a long throw was headed goalwards by Brayford and cruelly took a touch from former Brewer Mousinho to leave it level after 90 minutes.

Akins couldn't beat Eastwood, Sykes made it 1-0 (via the crossbar). Shaughnessy levelled but Forde made it 2-1. O'Connor missed, Agyei extended it to 3-1. Blake-Tracy rolled home for 2-3 but Mousinho made amends by thumping home to win it: has there been a more dramatic three minutes for a sub?

A draw and a win on the road. United now move on to the first home game in front of fans. Can't wait.

Att 1,868
Away: 429

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Steve Edmunds, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Burton Ticket Details

Ticket news for Burton away on Wednesday

9 August 2021

Tickets are still available for our Carabao Cup first round game at Burton Albion on Wednesday.

The game takes place on Wednesday 11th August with kick-off at 19:45pm

Advance tickets are available in person or on the phone (01865 337533) until Tuesday 10th August 3pm and are also available on the night.

Advance tickets can no longer be posted out but can be collected at Burton on the night from the Ticket Office.

Prices :
Adults £12:00
Under 17 £7:00
Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Disabled supporters to pay relevant price per age with a carer FOC

London Road Club Travel

A very limited number of places remain on the coaches:

Pick up from the stadium 15:45pm then Kidlington 16:00pm
Prices :
Adult Member £19:00
Under 18 Member £17:00
Adult Non Member £21:00
Under 18 Non Member £19:00

Call 01865 337533 to book a place or visit www.oufctickets.co.uk

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