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PREVIEW Burton Albion v Oxford United

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23 October 2021

Oxford United take on Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
United are at full strength other than Joel Cooper who is close to a full return after a chest problem, although Manager Karl Robinson will be missing.

Karl tested positive in a PCR test this week and will self-isolate for ten days before returning to the Training Ground in the middle of next week. Craig Short takes charge of the U's with former Brewer John Mousinho alongside him.

Ryan Williams limped off during the warm up ahead of the win over Shrewsbury on Tuesday with Luke McNally taking his place on the bench, but the Australian winger is fit again and travels with the squad.

See John Mousinho previewing the game in iFollow right now where you can hear from Cameron Brannagan and Luke McNally in the Preview Show.

THE OPPOSITION
The Brewers beat Morecambe at home 3-2 last Saturday and then won 1-0 at Fleetwood in midweek to move one point and one place above the U’s in the table.

“The conditions were really difficult but we played them well in the first half and created a lot of chances and if we had been 3-0 up at the break I don’t think anyone would have complained" boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said after the win at Highbury.

“We did need to be more clinical to put the game to bed in the first half but it was good to be ahead at half time. The second half was different and we didn’t really have many chances but neither did they. They were more direct and we knew we had to be more solid and we were and the big thing for me was that we kept a clean sheet.”

TICKETS
This match is now PAY ON THE DAY for away fans

Pre-ordered tickets will be available for collection at the ticket collection window in the main stand at the Pirelli Stadium.

Prices

Block 1 Seated

Adults: £22

Over 65s: £20

17-22: £20

Under 17s: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18

Over 65s: £16

17-22: £13

Under 17’s: £5

*Young persons must be in possession of ID to qualify for concession

Block 1 seated area is a family area for supporters. We encourage families to purchase tickets here. Fans under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied to the match by an adult to enter the Pirelli Stadium. The minimum age to enter the terrace is 5.

Concessions
There are 10 pairs of Wheelchair/PA tickets available and must be booked by telephone on 01865 337533 or in person.

Ambulant disabled (receiving middle or higher rate disability allowance) pay the standard Terrace rate for their age bracket, with 1 free of charge PA ticket.

London Road Coaches
Depart: Stadium 11:00 prompt and Kidlington Sainsbury's 11:15

HEAR IT LIVE
You can hear the whole game live in iFollow in the UK thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford Sport, with highlights to follow. Overseas fans can see the whole game live.

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

 

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Match Reports

REPORT Burton Albion 1 Oxford United 3

U's beat the Brewers. Full time report

23 October 2021

Oxford United bounced beyond the Brewers to move into the play-off places with a 3-1 win at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon.

United were given a  dream start when Matty Taylor netted his fifth of the season inside the first minute and Nathan Holland drove home a second off the legs of a couple of defenders before the break before a Charlie Lakin goal gave the home side hopes of a comeback with ten minutes to go.

However, a calm finish from the penalty spot from James Henry was enough to calm any nerves and give the U's their second away win in a row and second win over Burton this season.

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Forty-nine seconds is not a record for the first goal, Phil Gray has that after 11 seconds, but it will certainly do. All it took was one simple pass through the centre of the pitch from the excellent Sam Long and defender Frazer Blake-Tracy missed it. Taylor didn’t and the U’s were a goal up inside a minute as he ran through and finished neatly beyond keeper Ben Garratt before most of the players on the pitch had touched the ball.

Taylor might have scored another after seven minutes but the overworked Garratt blocked that effort and the keeper then got an important touch to a Mark Sykes cross soon after as Taylor waited to tap home his sixth goal of the season. United got into any number of good crossing positions without the ball across reaching its target as they dominated the wide areas all afternoon.

The home side, rocked by the early setback, applied pressure without troubling Simon Eastwood on his return to the side after Jack Stevens went down with glandular fever. Tom Hamer’s long throw was a threat, but the closest they got to an effort on target in the first 80 minutes was a header from former U’s forward Kane Hemmings which was well wide of the mark and a curling effort from Harry Chapman on 35 that flew a few feet over the bar.

The only question was when a second was coming for the visitors. Hamer blocked another Taylor effort after half an hour and Garratt made one excellent save from the rampaging Brannagan soon after before an astonishing stop just before the break to push a drive from the same player onto the post.

With Elliott Moore winning everything in the air and Herbie Kane running the entire game from midfield, the U’s just lacked a second goal; two minutes from the break they had it when Long again provided the key pass and Holland ran across the face of the defence to meet the cross and fire home via the shins of defenders Hamer and Michael Bostwick.

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United picked up where they left off after the break and the healthy Holland and Garratt duel saw the keeper add to his showreel with another flying save as the West Ham loanee let fly from the edge of the box after a powerful run.

United fired in shots from all angles but were met by brave Brewers blocks each time and that led to tension when the home side found the net with ten minutes to go.

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A Chapman cross caused the problems and a sliced clearance amplified those, allowing sub Lakin to loop the ball home and make it 1-2 and raise hopes among the home fans. For four minutes.

Then United finally ended the contest when Taylor won a race with Garratt for a through ball and was tripped by the keeper. Up stepped Henry for his sixth of the season to edge ahead of Taylor in the race to be top scorer and the U's were now, at last, assured of victory.

A terrific performance, made even more extraordinary with boss Karl Robinson missing with Covid as his side made it two wins in a row without him.

He'll be back for the next league game against Morecambe; come along and get behind this entertaining U's side as they continue to build momentum.

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Att: 3,391
Away: Brilliant

Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Daniels, Steve Edmunds, Darrell Fisher and Rex Shutterstock

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Ticket News

Burton Albion Away Tickets

PAY ON THE DAY at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday

20 October 2021

Ticket details for our game at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday are as follows

This match is now PAY ON THE DAY for away fans

Pre-ordered tickets will be available for collection at the ticket collection window in the main stand at the Pirelli Stadium.

Prices

Block 1 Seated

Adults: £22

Over 65s: £20

17-22: £20

Under 17s: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18

Over 65s: £16

17-22: £13

Under 17’s: £5

*Young persons must be in possession of ID to qualify for concession

Block 1 seated area is a family area for supporters. We encourage families to purchase tickets here. Fans under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied to the match by an adult to enter the Pirelli Stadium. The minimum age to enter the terrace is 5.

Concessions
There are 10 pairs of Wheelchair/PA tickets available and must be booked by telephone on 01865 337533 or in person.

Ambulant disabled (receiving middle or higher rate disability allowance) pay the standard Terrace rate for their age bracket, with 1 free of charge PA ticket.

London Road Coaches
Depart: Stadium 11:00 prompt and Kidlington Sainsbury's 11:15

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