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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 3,416) 7th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Bull

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Burton Alb 0

I Sharps (S/O 36)

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Oxford Utd 2

A Potter (49)
D Rose (85)

U's cash in at 10-man Burton

Last Updated: 07/09/13 6:18pm

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Ian Sharps: Dismissed for an early shower

Ian Sharps: Dismissed for an early shower

Burton had defensive general Ian Sharps sent off as they surrendered their unbeaten record in a 2-0 defeat at home to Oxford.

Second-half goals from Alfie Potter and Danny Rose secured the victory that kept Chris Wilder's side - also unbeaten - in second place.

A tight and chanceless game exploded into life in the 34th minute when Sharps was given his marching orders for taking a kick at striker Dave Kitson.

Kitson - already booked twice this season - was perhaps lucky to escape with a yellow card after pushing over the Burton defender in retaliation.

Potter put the U's in front with solo goal in the 49th minute, tricking his way past three opponents before ramming a deflected shot into the far corner.

Only a superb save by Dean Lyness denied Tom Newey a second goal for the visitors and the Burton keeper was also tested by Asa Hall's firm shot.

Burton fought hard to get back into the game, but substitute Jimmy Phillips' shot was blocked by team-mate Adam Reed, who was then too high with an overhead kick.

Rose sealed the three points for the visitors when he bundled home Ryan Williams's cross in the 85th minute.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39