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Burton Albion 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory started his career at Plymouth Argyle

Burton Albion went three points clear at the top of League Two as Accrington Stanley's away woes continued.

In a quiet first half, Damien McCrory put the Brewers ahead from the penalty spot after a handball by Rob Atkinson.

Josh Windass headed over from Piero Mingoia's pinpoint cross as Stanley responded strongly after half-time.

But Stuart Beavon fired home after good work from Adam McGurk and Matthew Palmer's stunning late strike from the edge of the box sealed the win.

The win puts Burton three points ahead of Wycombe Wanderers, who leapfrogged Shrewsbury Town into second place after beating the Shrews 1-0.

Accrington remain 15th after their 12th away defeat of the season, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Accrington

"First half we played exceptionally well. We worked the ball from left to right, right to left really well.

"The first half was one of the best halves we have played since I've been here.

"We got our full backs in the game and got them to cross the ball and made some chances. I thought we looked very sharp.

"They couldn't get the ball off us. They couldn't work it out and every time we manipulated the ball."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 73mins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 63'minutesSubstituted forReillyat 82'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 15Naylor
  • 23Palmer
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 88'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 21El Khayati
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 28Antoine-Curier
  • 33Shearer
  • 35Reilly

Accrington

  • 30Davies
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 27mins
  • 33Crooks
  • 5Jones
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 24ProctorSubstituted forConneelyat 8'minutes
  • 8WindassSubstituted forGilchristat 81'minutes
  • 15Mingoia
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forMcCartanat 82'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 16Hunt
  • 18Gilchrist
  • 21Bruna
  • 22Dawber
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,293

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

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

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Adam McGurk.

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

Foul by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Accrington Stanley 0. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robbie Weir.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Sean Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jason Gilchrist replaces Josh Windass.

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

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

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

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam McGurk.

Booking

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Burton Albion).

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Lucas Akins.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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