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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Burton Albion

Carl McHugh
Carl McHugh's header was his first league goal for Plymouth since joining from Bradford last summer

Burton saw their lead at the top of League Two cut to a point after conceding a late equaliser at play-off chasing Plymouth Argyle.

Liverpool loanee Kevin Stewart gave Burton the lead on his debut as his shot took a deflection off Carl McHugh and lobbed over Luke McCormick.

Argyle top scorer Rueben Reid came close to equalising, but his powerful shot hit the post soon after half-time.

But McHugh headed in Bobby Reid's late corner to seal a draw.

John Sheridan's Argyle side remain in the final play-off spot and now have a two-point buffer to eighth-placed Stevenage, who drew 2-2 at home to Tranmere.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Plymouth v Burton

"I thought there was not a lot in the game. I thought it was two organised sides who were trying to make chances and were good going forward but also with good defences.

"I think we defended really well. Every time we got in trouble it was because of our own mistakes.

"When you score and they have no chances and then a goal goes in like that - for me it's a foul; it's a push in Lucas's [Akins] back with two arms. But we have to move on."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 20Jones
  • 17Reid
  • 8BantonSubstituted forLeeat 66'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forAnsahat 66'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 14Harvey
  • 21Lee
  • 27Ansah
  • 28Brunt

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 35mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 10AkinsBooked at 54mins
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forTaftat 78'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 11Stewart
  • 36JohnstoneSubstituted forBeavonat 61'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 9Beavon
  • 18Knowles
  • 21El Khayati
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
8,649

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Burton Albion 1.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kevin Stewart (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Burton Albion 1. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.

Booking

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. George Taft replaces Matthew Palmer.

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

Foul by Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

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

Foul by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Olly Lee replaces Jason Banton.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Ansah replaces Lewis Alessandra.

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Stuart Beavon replaces Denny Johnstone.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Booking

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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