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Tranmere Rovers 1-4 Burton Albion

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory has scored five of his seven goals for Burton this season

Burton eased to victory at Tranmere to bolster their League Two title bid and add to Rovers' relegation worries.

Damien McCrory put the visitors ahead with a left-foot shot and Lucas Akins' tap-in doubled the lead.

A 25-yard volley from Kayode Odejayi gave Tranmere a lifeline and a foul on the striker handed them a penalty.

But Jon McLaughlin kept out Max Power's spot kick before Nasser El Khayati's clinical strike and Adam Dugdale's own goal made sure of the Brewers' win.

It was a second penalty save in as many games for McLaughlin - after doing the same in the midweek win over Southend.

It helped Burton to a fourth win in succession and their biggest away victory of the season, leaving them five points clear at the top, while Tranmere only remain out of the bottom two on goal difference.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Tranmere

"We started to be too arrogant, thinking we had to do more than we had to do, taking an extra touch, an extra pass.

"We didn't have to do that. They came more in the game and scored a worldy, a good goal.

"Then you are on the back foot because you didn't do what you used to do five minutes ago. Luckily the break came when it came and we could assess a few things."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 12Donacien
  • 5IhiekweBooked at 76mins
  • 18DugdaleBooked at 90mins
  • 3RidehalghSubstituted forKirbyat 80'minutes
  • 31Myrie-Williams
  • 4Power
  • 14LairdSubstituted forJagoat 77'minutes
  • 29Donnelly
  • 9Odejayi
  • 10HugillSubstituted forMolyneuxat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 21Davies
  • 23Shuker
  • 24Gumbs
  • 30Jago

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 57mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5Taft
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forHarnessat 90+2'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 15Naylor
  • 14McCrory
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forKnowlesat 90+2'minutes
  • 21El KhayatiSubstituted forSladeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Shelton
  • 24Slade
  • 26Doyle-Charles
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,390

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Lucas Akins.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Stuart Beavon.

Booking

Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Adam Dugdale, Tranmere Rovers. Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

Attempt blocked. Ben Jago (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

Booking

Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Jago replaces Marc Laird.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 3. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rory Donnelly.

Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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