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Burton Albion 2-1 Mansfield Town

Matt Palmer
Matt Palmer's goal was his first in the Football League

Burton remain just a point off the League Two top spot after surviving a second-half fightback to beat struggling Mansfield.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side are second while the Stags are four points ahead of the bottom two in 20th.

Burton's Matt Palmer scored from a free-kick before Kelvin Maynard doubled the lead with a header.

Michael Raynes's header pulled a goal back for the visitors but they were unable to secure a point.

Burton boss Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"Take nothing away from Mansfield, they came here and had a game plan.

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Mansfield

"They looked at us properly. They tested us, and tested us a little bit differently to Shrewsbury last week by being more direct, and it caused us problems.

"It was not a classic. But you're not going to go through a season with all them games being easy and beautiful.

"It's not going to happen. Sometimes you have to really dig in as a team and work hard."

Mansfield boss Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"Two defensive errors have cost us the game today.

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Murray on Mansfield v Burton

"People have held the hands up in the dressing room, but we have lost a game of football and we are not in a position where sorry is good enough.

"I felt we were unlucky to get a point after our second-half performance.

"We had enough chances, and the frustrating thing is we've come to a top-of-the-table team and took the game to them, and with a little bit more ruthlessness, it might have been different."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 5Taft
  • 14McCrory
  • 31MaynardSubstituted forMcGurkat 79'minutes
  • 22LenihanBooked at 70mins
  • 8Weir
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forSharpsat 90+2'minutes
  • 12BlythBooked at 62mins
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forAkinsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sharps
  • 7Bell
  • 10Akins
  • 20McGurk
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer
  • 34Maletic

Mansfield

  • 23Smith
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 32Raynes
  • 26ElderSubstituted forFletcherat 90+2'minutes
  • 17LambeSubstituted forRheadat 79'minutes
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 28Clements
  • 24Brown
  • 29KeeBooked at 54mins
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 7Bell
  • 9Rhead
  • 12McGuire
  • 16Heslop
  • 18Beevers
  • 27Fletcher
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,506

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Fletcher replaces Callum Elder.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ian Sharps replaces Matthew Palmer.

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

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

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

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

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Stuart Beavon.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

Delay in match Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Kelvin Maynard.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Attempt missed. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Darragh Lenihan (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Burton Albion).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Callum Elder.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Callum Elder.

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

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe25148339201950
2Burton25154635241149
3Newport25137536251146
4Shrewsbury25136633161745
5Luton24127528171143
6Southend2511862420441
7Plymouth25116829171239
8Stevenage2511593532338
9Bury2411493530537
10Exeter2610793335-237
11Morecambe25105102523235
12Wimbledon249693433133
13Accrington23103103437-333
14Cambridge2495103529632
15Oxford Utd2578102631-529
16Northampton2584133638-228
17Portsmouth2477102630-428
18Cheltenham2577112235-1328
19York2551282629-327
20Mansfield2476111930-1127
21Dag & Red2575132636-1026
22Carlisle2573152946-1724
23Tranmere2458112330-723
24Hartlepool2545161843-2517
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