KARL Robinson rued a missed opportunity as Oxford United failed to break down ten-man Burton Albion in a goalless stalemate.

John Brayford was dismissed in the 12th minute and the visitors went on to dominate at the Pirelli Stadium.

They had 22 efforts on goal compared to the Brewers' two, but could not find a way through.

Robinson, United's head coach, said: "Everyone will go away as if it’s a defeat and an opportunity missed.

"I understand that, we had the chances, we had the crosses and we’ll go away from here very frustrated."

Match report: Burton Alb 0, Oxford Utd 0

He added: "We had more crosses, more shots, more everything tactically you can ask.

"We just didn’t take our opportunities when they came along.

"If I had a criticism it was the first 15 minutes after the sending off, I thought we could have been more ruthless with our finishing. The edge you’d expect wasn’t there.

"We created a number of chances six yards out.

"You can’t do any more than create the chances we did, but unfortunately we didn’t seem to have that luck or that quality of finishing in the final third."