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Burton Albion 1-1 Carlisle United

Damien McCrory
Burton's McCrory missed a penalty in the 93rd minute

Striker Denny Johnstone salvaged a draw for League Two leaders Burton against Carlisle United with the last kick of the game.

Carlisle led after two minutes as captain Danny Grainger struck a stunning 25-yard free-kick.

Burton's Damien McCrory had a penalty saved on 93 minutes before Johnstone scored in the ninth minute of injury time.

The result leaves Burton two points clear at the top of the league.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side will be promoted to League One if they beat Morecambe on Saturday, and Bury draw or lose against Portsmouth.

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Carlisle

Carlisle looked set to go eight points clear of the relegation zone when keeper Mark Gillespie saved McCrory's kick after Stuart Beavon had won a penalty.

But on-loan Birmingham striker Johnstone struck even later into injury time with a left-foot shot.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"You have to be patient and keep on passing the ball and finding the gaps.

"It was not easy but I think we have created enough to win three matches. We hit the bar, we hit the post, and their keeper has made five good saves.

"He was their man of the match so I can't complain. On a better day we would have scored three or four goals. I'm proud of the boys. They kept going until the last minute."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forMaynardat 80'minutes
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forStewartat 64'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 21El Khayati
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forBeavonat 18'minutes
  • 36Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 9Beavon
  • 10Akins
  • 11Stewart
  • 24Slade
  • 31Maynard
  • 33Shearer

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2Grainger
  • 23O'HanlonSubstituted forBuddleat 37'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 36Atkinson
  • 10DickerSubstituted forPottsat 67'minutes
  • 18Brough
  • 22Dempsey
  • 4Kennedy
  • 31YoungBooked at 90mins
  • 25Asamoah
  • 17BeckSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 16Potts
  • 20Hanford
  • 21Rigg
  • 34Griffith
  • 35Corry
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,892

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home30
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home15
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Carlisle United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Carlisle United 1. Denny Johnstone (Burton Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Stewart (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Penalty saved! Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Burton Albion. Stuart Beavon draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Steven Rigg.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Denny Johnstone (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

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

Foul by Steven Rigg (Carlisle United).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kelvin Maynard replaces Matthew Palmer.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Nathan Buddle (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nathan Buddle (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Brad Potts replaces Gary Dicker.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Burton Albion).

(Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kevin Stewart replaces Tom Naylor.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton432510861352685
2Shrewsbury432581065293683
3Wycombe432214764422280
4Bury422371256391776
5Southend422112950351575
6Stevenage431911135950968
7Plymouth4318111450331765
8Luton431711154943662
9Newport431711154750-362
10Exeter431613145861-361
11Northampton43177196256658
12Morecambe431512164849-157
13Wimbledon431414155357-456
14Portsmouth431314164951-253
15Dag & Red43158205055-553
16Oxford Utd431216154449-552
17Accrington431410195470-1652
18York431118144547-251
19Cambridge431212195660-448
20Mansfield43139213555-2048
21Carlisle43137235170-1946
22Hartlepool43118243463-2941
23Cheltenham43913213963-2440
24Tranmere43912224360-1739
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