League Two

September 15, 2012


Burton Albion

4 - 0

Oxford United

League Two

10:00 EDT, September 15, 2012

Pirelli Stadium, England

Referee: Richard Clark

Zola and Maghoma send Oxford for a Burton

Oxford crumbled to their third successive defeat as Burton produced a ruthless display of finishing to storm to a 4-0 win at the Pirelli Stadium.

Striker Calvin Zola and winger Jacques Maghoma shared the goal in an impressive display by Gary Rowett's side.

Oxford's goal enjoyed a charmed life as Burton made the early running. Visiting goalkeeper Ryan Clarke almost fumbled a punt forward from defender Marcus Holness over the line and then breathed a huge sigh of relief as full-back Damien McCrory's left-foot shot from the edge of the area shook the crossbar.

There was nothing Clarke could do to prevent a stunning opener when Zola took McCrory's cross on his chest and turned to score with a 22-yard volley in the 26th minute. And the keeper was comprehensively beaten for the second time on the stroke of half-time, this time Zola was the provider as he teed-up Maghoma for a 20-yard shot into the top corner.

Substitutes Tom Craddock and Jon-Paul Pittman both had shots off target as Oxford made a better start to the second half. Pittman also had a fierce shot tipped over by Burton keeper Stuart Tomlinson but Burton stormed back to score twice in a minute.

Maghoma curled home a 20-yard free-kick in the 65th minute and then provided the cross for Zola to volley his second.

Scoring Summary

Burton Albion Oxford United
Calvin Makongo Zola (25') 
Jacques Maghoma (45') 
Jacques Maghoma (65') 
Calvin Makongo Zola (66')