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Burton Albion 2-2 Oxford United

Matty Taylor's stoppage-time equaliser earned Oxford a draw with Burton at the Pirelli Stadium.

Rob Dickie's own goal gave Burton a half-time lead and Jamie Murphy restored their advantage in the 71st minute after Dan Agyei levelled just a minute after coming on.

But Taylor struck from close range in the first minute of added time as the visitors snatched a point.

The Brewers were rewarded for their bright opening after 21 minutes when the energetic running of Ryan Edwards cut through the Oxford defence and his cross was turned towards goal by Lucas Akins, with the ball taking a crucial deflection off Dickie to beat the wrong-footed Simon Eastwood.

Oxford found it hard to contain the influential Edwards, who also intercepted a poor ball from John Mousinho and sent a dipping effort over the bar.

Nathan Holland had the visitors' best chance of the first half. Having steered an early effort wide of Kieran O'Hara's goal, he forced a good save from the on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper with his feet just before the break.

Oxford substitute Agyei made an instant impact, scoring just a minute after his 62nd-minute introduction by driving low under O'Hara.

Albion, though, roared back after a sustained spell of Oxford pressure, Conor Shaughnessy sending Murphy away to drill a shot inside Eastwood's near post.

But Oxford were not finished and Taylor stabbed home from close range at the death to ensure a share of the spoils.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 18Nartey
  • 16Shaughnessy
  • 15HutchinsonSubstituted forThomasat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Wallace
  • 8FraserSubstituted forPowellat 70'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forSbarraat 66'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 29Murphy

Substitutes

  • 14Sbarra
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Beardsley
  • 23Powell
  • 24Garratt
  • 27Thomas

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 12LongSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 4DickieBooked at 89mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 18SykesSubstituted forAgyeiat 62'minutes
  • 28KellySubstituted forGorrinat 20'minutesBooked at 41mins
  • 8Brannagan
  • 17Henry
  • 9TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 27Holland

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 6Gorrin
  • 13Stevens I
  • 14Forde
  • 20Hanson
  • 22Thorne
  • 23Agyei
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
2,278

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Cameron Brannagan.

Attempt blocked. Joe Powell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 2. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Dickie following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Rodriguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kwame Thomas replaces Reece Hutchinson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Conor Shaughnessy.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).

Booking

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

Jamie Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Anthony Forde replaces Sam Long.

Offside, Burton Albion. Joe Powell tries a through ball, but Lucas Akins is caught offside.

Hand ball by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Kieran O'Hara (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Cameron Brannagan.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sam Long.

Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Oxford United 1. Jamie Murphy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Shaughnessy.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Powell replaces Scott Fraser.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy with a headed pass.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Nathan Broadhead.

Offside, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Oxford United 1. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Mark Sykes.

goal

As It Stood

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