EFL Cup - Third Round
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Burton Albion 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

Marcus Harness of Burton Albion battles with Adam Chicksen of Brighton

Brighton cruised past Burton in the Capital One Cup to set up a trip to Tottenham in the last 16.

The visitors went ahead when Gary Gardner nodded Paddy McCourt's free kick back across goal and Rohan Ince powered a close-range header.

Kazenga Lua Lua scored a fine solo goal and Craig Mackail-Smith hooked in McCourt's cross to make it 3-0.

Brighton skipper Inigo Calderon was sent off late on for a dangerous high challenge on Robbie Weir.

The captain's needless red card was the only black mark on an otherwise satisfying night for Brighton boss Sami Hyypia.

League Two high-flyers Burton had previously dumped out Wigan and QPR but were outclassed by the Championship outfit.

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Sami Hyypia: Brighton boss after victory over Burton

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia:

"It's another challenge, but we'll go to Spurs to play our game and try to win that one as well.

"I've good and bad memories of playing there for Liverpool, but most of the time bad I think.

"Hopefully we'll change that and make the statistics look a little bit different."

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Rowett on Burton v Brighton

Burton boss Gary Rowett:

"It was going to be a huge ask to knock out Wigan, QPR and then Brighton.

"I thought we definitely could but it just shows how difficult a task it is sometimes.

"I just felt early in the game we didn't make the start in terms of lifting the crowd as we had done in the other games.

"We were a little bit lacking in self-belief at times."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Edwards
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forSladeat 83'minutes
  • 5Taft
  • 15McFadzean
  • 27Harness
  • 23Palmer
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forAustinat 78'minutes
  • 18Knowles
  • 12Blyth

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4Mousinho
  • 7Bell
  • 9Beavon
  • 16Lyness
  • 24Slade
  • 30Austin

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 5DunkBooked at 68mins
  • 15Chicksen
  • 4Hughes
  • 14CalderonBooked at 88mins
  • 25Lua LuaSubstituted forColungaat 78'minutes
  • 19Gardner
  • 20McCourtSubstituted forTokoat 70'minutes
  • 24Ince
  • 11O'Grady
  • 12Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno
  • 3Greer
  • 7Colunga
  • 16Ankergren
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 22Holla
  • 28Toko
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,253

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Liam Slade.

Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nzuzi Toko (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt saved. Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Dismissal

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the red card.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Ian Sharps.

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by David Stockdale.

Attempt saved. Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adrián Colunga replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Sam Austin replaces Adam McGurk.

Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Nzuzi Toko replaces Paddy McCourt.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rohan Ince.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 3. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paddy McCourt.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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