EFL Cup - First Round
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Oldham Athletic 2-3 Burton Albion

Luke Varney
Luke Varney's goal for Burton was only his second for the Championship club

Lucas Akins scored a late penalty to give Burton Albion victory at Oldham in the EFL Cup first round.

Aaron Holloway headed against the post for Oldham in the first half but they fell behind when Ousmane Fane's back pass gifted a goal to Luke Varney.

Paul Green's free-kick brought Oldham level and Craig Davies scored from the spot after Ryan McLaughlin was fouled.

But Matthew Lund equalised for Burton and Akins settled the tie after Damien McCrory was brought down in the box.

Although League One club Oldham were outplayed in the early stages of the game, they were unlucky not to take the match into extra time as Peter Clarke hit the post in the final seconds.

Connor Ripley made his debut in goal for Burton after arriving on loan from Middlesbrough and produced a couple of smart saves, but was caught out when Green's 30-yard dead-ball delivery into the box eluded everyone and found its way into the net.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Wilson
  • 2DummiganSubstituted forObadeyiat 75'minutes
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 23Hunt
  • 24FaneSubstituted forFawnsat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Green
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 21DuffusSubstituted forDaviesat 55'minutes
  • 10Holloway

Substitutes

  • 8Banks
  • 9Davies
  • 15Edmundson
  • 20Stott
  • 22Fawns
  • 30Obadeyi

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Ripley
  • 4MousinhoSubstituted forIrvineat 88'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 5McFadzean
  • 14McCrory
  • 26Sbarra
  • 19Palmer
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forLundat 60'minutes
  • 16VarneySubstituted forSordellat 84'minutes
  • 10AkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 22Fox

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 7Murphy
  • 8Lund
  • 17Sordell
  • 23Buxton
  • 24Campbell
  • 36Irvine
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,176

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Burton Albion 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Booking

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Fox.

  12. Post update

    Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mason Fawns replaces Ousmane Fane.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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