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Oxford Mail player ratings for Oxford United 2-1 Burton Albion in League one

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Sep 5, 2022

THE Oxford Mail player ratings for Oxford United’s 2-1 win over Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.

SIMON EASTWOOD

Had no chance with the goal, which was Burton’s only shot on target. Consistently quick off his line to clear through balls and comfortable with anything in the air. Might have got a slight touch on Powell's free-kick – 6.5

SAM LONG

A couple of driving runs got United moving in an otherwise dull first half. Barely put a foot wrong defensively and was unlucky not to win a free-kick in the build-up to Adeboyejo’s strike – 7.5

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JOHN MOUSINHO

Another start and another assured performance. Swept up several times to avert the danger, but there were some shaky moments in the second half – 7.5

STUART FINDLAY

Won plenty of headers as Hamer hurled throw after throw into the penalty area. Went close at the other end, although his distribution was mixed. BOOKED – 7

JAMES HENRY

Good moments in attack and defence. Went close with one curling effort in the first half and claimed an assist for Joseph, although it was slightly fortunate – 6.5

LEWIS BATE

Solid performance in the midfield three. Worked hard and was generally tidy in possession, with a couple of searching passes deserving more – 6

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MARCUS MCGUANE

Less dominant than previous games but did his job simply and effectively. Kept United ticking over in possession and snapped into a few tackles – 7

CAMERON BRANNAGAN

Four goals in a week for the midfielder, who has never been more important to the U’s. Took the opener well after going close with a first-half volley. Worked as hard as ever. MAN OF THE MATCH – 8

CIARON BROWN

Did not offer too much going forward, but you would not expect that. Kept it tight defensively and won countless headers in both boxes – 6.5

KYLE JOSEPH

Another goal for the loanee, who already looks a solid addition. Hit the bar in the build-up to Brannagan’s opener and worked hard throughout – 7

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GATLIN O’DONKOR

Stood up to the challenge against two physical defenders, just needed more help from the referee. Will learn how to ensure decisions go his way – 6

SUBSTITUTES

Marcus Browne (for O’Donkor, 57)

Great to see him back so soon. A couple of bright moments on his return – 6

Tyler Goodrham (for Bate, 73)

Got involved as much as he could, did nothing wrong – 6

James Golding (for Findlay, 88)

Slavi Spasov (for Joseph, 89)

Unused: McGinty, Gorrin, Jones.

Substitutes who come on after the 75th minute do not get a rating.