Steve MacLean's fifth-minute goal game Oxford United a half-time lead against Burton at the Kassam Stadium.

The on-loan Plymouth striker beat keeper Adam Legzdins with a deflected low shot following a move instigated by Harry Worley.

Tom Craddock went close with a header while Albion were denied by a fine double save from Ryan Clarke just before the break, as he kept out efforts from Tom Parkes and Calvin Zola at a corner.