Oxford United trounce Burton Albion 4-1 in League One

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEThe Kassam Stadium
SAT 5 MAR 2022Attendance: 7’631
Oxford United4Burton Albion1
Baldock7′, 40′Guédioura45+2′
13Jack Stevens
7Ryan Williams
16Luke McNally
2Sam Long
4Ciaron Brown
10Mark Sykes
26Herbie Kane ⬇️ 85′
8Cameron Brannagan
21Gavin Whyte ⚽
19Sam Baldock ⚽⚽ ⬇️ 51′
9Matt Taylor ⚽ ⬇️ 78′
1Simon Eastwood
15John Mousinho
14Antony Forde
42Steve Seddon
27Nathan Holland ⬆️ 78′
18Marcus McGuane ⬆️ 85′
11Sam Winnall ⬆️ 51′

Oxford United vs Burton Albion Match Report

Oxford United were back on form as 4 goals in 12 crazy first half minutes won the points. After a disappointing midweek loss to Portsmouth, manager Karl Robinson saw the Baldock/Taylor come up trumps and continue their blossoming partnership.

Playing a 3-4-1-2, with a back three of Brown, Long and McNally, wingbacks in Williams and Sykes, Brannagan and Kane in the middle, with Whyte playing behind the front two.

Prior to the game, across the English football leagues Liverpool had scored 70, Manchester City 64 with Oxford United on 67. With the Premier league sides not n action, the U’s became the top league scorers with this result. And it’s not a surprise when your wingback has a number 10 shirt.

The U’s were a team possessed in the first half, and made the breakthrough in the 7th minute after Brannagan gave a short throw into Taylor, who returned in, for the midfielder to lay back for Herbie Kane to float a lovely ball in. Sam Baldock deftly cushioned a header in despite being heavily numbered in the box.

The Yellows were commanding as they repeatedly tore through Burton, and a scintillating move saw Williams drive parried and Sykes unable to get on the end of the rebound.

And Baldock was unlucky to see a second disallowed after Taylor blocked the keepers sight to interfere with play.

The second goal did come though, and it was a stunning strike from Northern Ireland international Gavin Whyte. Again the forward duo were instrumental at driving forward and Williams saw his effort blocked only to watch Brannagan roll the ball out to Whyte to smash a peach first time from distance for his first goal of the season.

Baldock got his deserved second when McNally’s marauding run covered half the pitch and he found Sykes in plenty of space, the wing-back played the ball from the right for the striker to stroke it through the defences limbs and into the bottom left hand corner. It was a lovely finish to a fluid move.

Oxford were not finished, and on the stroke of half-time Matty Taylor got his 20th of the season, the first U’s player since Kemar Roofe to achieve the feat. And it was another beauty, with Brannagan finding Whyte who chipped a ball towards the back stick for incoming Taylor to volley in to the bottom corner.

There wasn’t long left on the clock, so the Yellows were playing the time down when the Brewers got back into it, and with so many men forward it was expected to get caught at back. Despite that Sam Long did well to hold then block a shot until the masses came back to support. Branngan managed to get his head on a low cross but the ball fell kindly for Guédioura who belted in from distance.

Champagne football as 4-1 up at the break and the top scorers across the leagues. Not long after the restart Sam Baldock limped off to give the fans some concern, and despite Winnall’s efforts the U’s didn’t look like adding to the tally but the game was won.

There was better news as Sheffield Wednesday in the chasing pack lost and Sunderland could only draw. More importantly is a weeks rest before the trip to Shrewsbury next weekend.

Oxford eyes will be on Sunderland’s game in hand on Tuesday, and Plymouth who play and have 3 games to catch up on and are 6 points behind.

League One Table

3MK Dons366923
4Oxford Utd376524
6Sheff Wed356113
18Lincoln City3438-7

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 21/22

08.08.21ACambridge UnitedLeague OneD1-1Match Report
11.08.21ABurton AlbionCarabao CupD1-1Match Report
14.08.21HCharlton AthleticLeague OneW2-1Match Report
17.08.21HCrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
21.08.21ABolton WanderersLeague OneL1-2Match Report
24.08.21HQueens Park RangersCarabao CupL0-2Match Report
28.08.21HLincoln CityLeague OneW3-1Match Report
31.08.21ACambridge UnitedPapa Johns TrophyL1-4Match Report
04.09.21AAFC WimbledonLeague OneL1-3Match Report
11.09.21HWycombe WanderersLeague OneD0-0Match Report
18.09.21ACheltenham TownLeague OneL0-1Match Report
25.09.21HGillinghamLeague OneD1-1Match Report
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague OneW5-1Match Report
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague OneW2-1Match Report
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns TrophyL1-2Match Report
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL1-3Match Report
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-0Match Report
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague OneW3-1Match Report
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns TrophyW3-2Match Report
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague OneW3-1Match Report
7.11.21HBristol RoversFA CupD2-2Match Report
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague OneD0-0Match Report
16.11.21ABristol RoversFA CupL3-4Match Report
23.11.21HFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-1Match Report
27.11.21HRotherham UnitedLeague OneD0-0Match Report
04.12.21ASunderlandLeague OneD1-1Match Report
07.12.21ADoncaster RoversLeague OneW2-1Match Report
11.12.21AMK DonsLeague OneW2-1Match Report
18.12.21HWigan AthleticLeague OneL2-3Match Report
29.12.21HAFC WimbledonLeague OneW3-0Match Report
01.01.22HCheltenham TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
08.01.22ALincoln CityLeague OneL0-2Match Report
15.01.22AWycombe WanderersLeague OneL0-2Match Report
22.01.22HSheffield WednesdayLeague OneW3-2Match Report
29.01.22AGillinghamLeague OneW7-2Match Report
01.02.22AWigan AthleticLeague OneD1-1Match Report
05.02.22HPortsmouthLeague OneW3-2Match Report
08.02.22AAccrington StanleyLeague OneL0-2Match Report
12.02.22HBolton WanderersLeague OneL2-3Match Report
19.02.22ACharlton AthleticLeague OneW4-0Match Report
22.02.22ACrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
26.02.22HCambridge UnitedLeague OneW4-2Match Report
01.03.22APortsmouthLeague OneL2-3Match Report
05.03.22HBurton AlbionLeague OneW4-1Match Report
12.03.22AShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-1Match Report
19.03.22HIpswich TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
02.04.22APlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL0-1
05.04.22AMorecombeLeague OneL1-2
09.04.22HSunderlandLeague OneL1-2
15.04.22AFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-2
18.04.22HMK DonsLeague OneW1-0
23.04.22ARotherham UnitedLeague OneL1-2
30.04.22HDoncaster RoversLeague OneD1-1