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Burton Albion 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee

Billy Kee grabbed a goal in each half as League Two promotion-chasers Burton Albion beat struggling Accrington Stanley ,their first win in five games.

Visiting goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli made fine reaction saves to deny Kee and Jimmy Phillips early on but Kee's deflected strike made it 1-0.

Stanley levelled when Dean Winnard headed in Lee Molyneux's free-kick.

However Kee calmly stroked home a penalty winner after Phil Edwards had been dragged to the floor by Winnard.

The Brewers move up to fourth in the table, ahead of Oxford United who were beaten 3-0 by third-placed Rochdale.

Accrington remain 22nd, but are only four points from the relegation zone.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"I would say that's probably the brightest we've started a game. Arguably we could have been two or three goals up in the first ten minutes and we wanted to come out quickly and we wanted to try and put them under pressure.

"I spoke to the players about this stage of the season and at this stage it's all about winning games. You know, it doesn't matter how you do it, it's about winning games and that's it.

"You can look as nice or as pretty as you want to but if you don't win the game, it's irrelevant. That was it today, we needed to win the game."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCroryBooked at 68mins
  • 23Palmer
  • 6SharpsBooked at 21mins
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forBellat 90'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 29Kee
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forMcGurkat 73'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 21Holness
  • 26Gray

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntBooked at 72mins
  • 3LiddleSubstituted forWebberat 85'minutes
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6WinnardBooked at 80mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4JoyceBooked at 24mins
  • 24Odejayi
  • 11Naismith
  • 13Molyneux

Substitutes

  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 22Dawber
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,368

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Zeli Ismail.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces Michael Liddle.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Burton Albion. Philip Edwards draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Dominic Knowles.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Molyneux.

Booking

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Attempt missed. Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield331710655302561
2Scunthorpe341515453341960
3Rochdale33186953361760
4Burton34151183834456
5Oxford Utd341413746311555
6Fleetwood33165124839953
7Southend341311104132950
8Plymouth33139113836248
9Hartlepool34129133938145
10York341013114038243
11Newport311110104140143
12Wimbledon34119143439-542
13Cheltenham331012113945-642
14Dag & Red331011123941-241
15Morecambe331010133647-1140
16Bury32912113838039
17Bristol Rovers33912123133-239
18Exeter34109153945-639
19Portsmouth33912123748-1139
20Mansfield34912133447-1339
21Wycombe33911133640-438
22Accrington33910143644-837
23Northampton3389162743-1633
24Torquay3379173151-2030
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