League Two
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Burton Albion 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

Burton continued their 100% home league record under manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with victory over Tranmere, who remain in the relegation zone.

Rovers defender Liam Ridehalgh saw red for a foul on Kelvin Maynard and Damien McCrory scored the resulting penalty.

Shane Cansdell-Sheriff's header doubled Burton's lead from Matty Palmer's corner.

The second half had few clear chances as Burton, rarely troubled by Tranmere, move up to third in League Two.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Tranmere

"It was a good performance but it was not easy. I must say, they don't deserve to be where they are the way they played here.

"They do keep the ball really well, they gave us some problems at certain stages and tactically they were really spot on.

"I thought we came out in the first 15 minutes before the penalty and we were on the front foot and looked sharp. I'm very happy".

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-SherriffSubstituted forTaftat 45+3'minutes
  • 14McCrory
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forPhillipsat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 22Lenihan
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forMaynardat 13'minutes
  • 9Beavon
  • 12BlythBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 6Sharps
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 27Harness
  • 31Maynard
  • 32Matthews

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 19Donacien
  • 6Holness
  • 32ThompsonSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 45'minutes
  • 2Holmes
  • 4PowerBooked at 51mins
  • 22JenningsSubstituted forShukerat 60'minutes
  • 14Laird
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 23mins
  • 16Stockton
  • 28FenelonSubstituted forOdejayiat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Odejayi
  • 12Rowe
  • 15Kirby
  • 23Shuker
  • 26Brezovan
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 33Madjo
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
4,206

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away0
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jimmy Phillips replaces Matthew Palmer.

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

Booking

Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion).

Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Shamir Fenelon.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Chris Shuker replaces Steven Jennings.

Foul by Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Burton Albion).

Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury22134533151843
2Wycombe22127337201743
3Burton2313463223943
4Luton22125527161141
5Southend2211562319438
6Plymouth22114728151337
7Newport2210753224837
8Exeter2310763127437
9Bury2210483329434
10Stevenage229493029131
11Morecambe2293102323030
12Wimbledon228682930-130
13Accrington2293103236-430
14Cambridge228593226629
15Portsmouth227692528-327
16Mansfield227691826-827
17Oxford Utd226792328-525
18Cheltenham226792031-1125
19Northampton2273123235-324
20Carlisle2273122840-1224
21York2241172328-523
22Dag & Red2263132536-1121
23Tranmere2247112129-819
24Hartlepool2235141640-2414
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