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Sheffield United 0-1 Burton Albion

Lucas Akins
Lucas Akins' sixth goal of the season earned Burton their 10th away win in League One this term

Lucas Akins ensured a winning return to Sheffield United for ex-Blades manager Nigel Clough as Burton extended their lead at the top of League One.

The Brewers are four points clear as second-placed Wigan drew at Millwall.

Burton boss Clough was making his first return to Bramall Lane since being sacked by the Blades last May.

Akins scored the only goal four minutes into the second period, cutting in from the left wing before side-footing past home goalkeeper George Long.

Burton manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Clough on Sheffield United v Burton

"It was a brilliant win - the performance as well. I thought we dominated the game throughout.

"We created enough chances to score more than one goal but also restricted them to I think one header at the end.

"It was a complete away performance in lots of ways."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 5Brayford
  • 34EdgarBooked at 75mins
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forBaptisteat 65'minutes
  • 8CouttsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWhitemanat 58'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 33CuvelierSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 58'minutes
  • 29Adams
  • 14Done
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 18Sammon
  • 21Baptiste
  • 22Reed
  • 27Calvert-Lewin
  • 36Whiteman

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 28mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 10Akins
  • 15Naylor
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forFlanaganat 90+2'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forReillyat 85'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
  • 34Choudhury
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
17,927

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces Callum Butcher.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Mark Duffy.

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

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Delay in match Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Booking

David Edgar (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Stuart Beavon.

Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

John Brayford (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Alex Baptiste replaces Jay McEveley.

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

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Paul Coutts.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Florent Cuvelier (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Damien McCrory.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 0.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton33214843271667
2Wigan341712555302563
3Walsall331611649331659
4Gillingham341771060431758
5Millwall341671152411155
6Coventry331410956371952
7Barnsley34164145445952
8Southend34149114643351
9Bradford33149103936351
10Port Vale351310123939049
11Swindon34146145351248
12Sheff Utd34139124745248
13Bury34138134555-1047
14Scunthorpe33137133840-246
15Rochdale34129134446-245
16Peterborough34135165755244
17Fleetwood33109144041-139
18Chesterfield34115184554-938
19Doncaster33910143644-837
20Shrewsbury33107163951-1237
21Blackpool3498173343-1035
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe34611173659-2329
24Colchester3469194279-3727
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