League Two
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Burton Albion 4-0 Hartlepool United

Alex MacDonald
Burton's Alex MacDonald has seven goals for the Brewers this season

Managerless Hartlepool were left six points adrift at the bottom of League Two after a heavy defeat at Burton.

The visitors, who sacked boss Paul Murray following their FA Cup exit to non-league Blyth Spartans, fell behind to Alex MacDonald's angled shot.

Jacob Blyth set up MacDonald to double the lead from eight yards a minute after the break and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff's header made it three.

Stuart Beavon netted a fourth from 12 yards to send Burton up to second.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Hartlepool

"You have to give Hartlepool credit. They came here organised and made things difficult for us. They gave nothing away and it was important for us not to be on the back foot. The tempo was not high enough, but I must say, we didn't get in trouble.

"We had the better of the play in the first half, but our purpose needed to be higher.

"We took that on board in the second half and we scored at a beautiful time. To go in like that helps and in the second half we were always in control."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 21Morris
  • 8WeirSubstituted forPalmerat 82'minutes
  • 22Lenihan
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHarnessat 77'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forKnowlesat 72'minutes
  • 12Blyth

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 6Sharps
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 27Harness
  • 32Matthews

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 19Richards
  • 2AustinBooked at 38mins
  • 4Bates
  • 3Holden
  • 15Dolan
  • 16Featherstone
  • 11ComptonSubstituted forWoodsat 46'minutes
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forGreenat 68'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 7Franks
  • 9HarewoodSubstituted forFenwickat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Maxted
  • 14Woods
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins
  • 24Lanzoni
  • 28Green
  • 31Ironside
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,474

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home23
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 4, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 4, Hartlepool United 0.

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Holden (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

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

Booking

Kieran Green (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Darragh Lenihan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Green (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Robbie Weir.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Kieran Green (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Alexander MacDonald.

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Darren Holden.

Foul by Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion).

Kieran Green (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Stuart Beavon.

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

Foul by Kieran Green (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 4, Hartlepool United 0. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Blyth.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Kieran Green replaces Brad Walker because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Hartlepool United 0. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bryn Morris with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Marlon Harewood.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2112363023739
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Plymouth20104625131234
6Newport209743021934
7Exeter219753026434
8Southend2010462219334
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Accrington209293134-329
12Cambridge208483124728
13Wimbledon207672729-227
14Portsmouth207582425-126
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21York2031072026-619
22Tranmere2046102026-618
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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