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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10