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Oxford United Beat Burton in the EFL Cup on penalties

Oxford Line-up and Stats

EFL CUPPirelli Stadium
WED 11 AUG 2021Attendance: 1868
Burton Albion1Oxford United1
Mousinho (OG)90+6 Holland85
1Eastwood
14Forde
16McNally
4Thorniley
38Chambers-Parillon87 for Moushino
10Sykes
6Rodriguez
19Agyei
18McGuane76 for Johnson
23Bodin 🟨
11Winnall70 for Holland
SUBS
13Stevens
15Mousinho87 for Chambers
22Cooper
25Johnson76 for McGuane
27Holland70 for Winnall
32Watt
37Goodrham

Burton vs Oxford Match Report

Simon Eastwood was the hero as he saved Thomas O’Connor’s penalty to see the U’s progress to the next round with a 4-2 win after the match ended 1-1.

Substitute Nathan Holland on loan from West Ham came off the bench in the 70th minute for Sam Winnall, and scored what looked to be an 85th winner after driving in Mark Sykes delicious cross. But disaster struck as fellow sub and chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association John Mousinho turned into his own net with the last kick of the game. Luckily for Oxford, he despatched the winning penalty to make amends.

Prior to the match, manager Karl Robinson would have been quietly optimistic as prior meeting this calendar year saw a 4-0 home victory in May, and a 5-1 away win at the Pirelli stadium. Starting Sam Winnall upfront, who hoped to see a repeat of his goal-scoring feat in the home win.

Oxford were in their brilliant white kit for the second game running, with 7 changes including hero Eastwood running to his place between the sticks. Albion had the upper hand early and Brayford was keeping Eastwood busy.

Holland, fresh for 10 days isolation which meant he missed the Cambridge game, took to the field in the 70th minute to change the game. Finding space in the six yard box, he buried Syke’s cross in the 86th minute. While that looked to have settled it, Burton’s desperate last throw in the box was cruelly diverted past his own keeper by former Albion player Mousinho.

With no extra time, it was straight to penalties. Eastwood saved Akins first penalty to put the U’s in control. Sykes, Shaugnessy and Forde all scored, before Eastwood ensured hero status as he saved from O’Connor. Blake-Tracy pulled it back to 3-2 but Mousinho stepped up to seal the victory and a place in the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 2021/22

08.08.21ACambridge UnitedLeague 1D1-1Match Report
11.08.21ABurton AlbionCarabao CupD1-1Match Report
14.08.21HCharlton AthleticLeague 1W2-1Match Report
17.08.21HCrewe AlexandraLeague 1W1-0Match Report
21.08.21ABolton WanderersLeague 1L1-2Match Report
24.08.21HQueens Park RangersCarabao CupL0-2Match Report
28.08.21HLincoln CityLeague 1W3-1Match Report
31.08.21ACambridge UnitedPapa Johns TrophyL1-4Match Report
04.09.21AAFC WimbledonLeague 1L1-3Match Report
11.09.21HWycombe WanderersLeague 1D0-0Match Report
18.09.21ACheltenham TownLeague 1L0-1Match Report
25.09.21HGillinghamLeague 1
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague 1
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague 1
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns Trophy
09.10.21ASunderlandLeague 1
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague 1
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague 1
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague 1
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns Trophy
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague 1
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague 1
20.11.21AWigan AthleticLeague 1
23.11.21HFleetwood TownLeague 1
27.11.21HRotherham UnitedLeague 1
07.12.21ADoncaster RoversLeague 1
11.12.21AMK DonsLeague 1
18.12.21HWigan AthleticLeague 1
26.12.21APortsmouthLeague 1
29.12.21HAFC WimbledonLeague 1
01.01.22HCheltenham TownLeague 1
08.01.22ALincoln CityLeague 1
15.01.22AWycombe WanderersLeague 1
22.01.22HSheffield WednesdayLeague 1
29.01.22AGillinghamLeague 1
05.02.22HPortsmouthLeague 1
08.02.22AAccrington StanleyLeague 1
12.02.22HBolton WanderersLeague 1
19.02.22ACharlton AthleticLeague 1
22.02.22ACrewe AlexandraLeague 1
26.02.22HCambridge UnitedLeague 1
05.03.22HBurton AlbionLeague 1
12.03.22AShrewsbury TownLeague 1
19.03.22HIpswich TownLeague 1
26.03.22AMorecombeLeague 1
02.04.22APlymouth ArgyleLeague 1
09.04.22HSunderlandLeague 1
15.04.22AFleetwood TownLeague 1
18.04.22HMK DonsLeague 1
23.04.22ARotherham UnitedLeague 1
30.04.22HDoncaster RoversLeague 1

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